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Cartersville arson suspect arrested in North Carolina
by Monica Burge
May 16, 2013 03:57 PM | 2221 views | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cartersville police continue to look for ason suspect Phillip Roger Bennett who police consider armed and dangerous
Cartersville police continue to look for ason suspect Phillip Roger Bennett who police consider armed and dangerous
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U.S. Marshals arrested a Cartersville man who fled the state Wednesday after allegedly setting fire to his neighbor's home.

Captain Mark Camp of the Cartersville Police Department said Phillip Rodger Bennett, 58, was taken into custody Thursday in Murphy, N.C., which is about halfway between Atlanta and Knoxville, Tenn.

Camp said marshals were able to make phone contact with Bennett and convinced him to turn himself in.

Bennett allegedly confronted his neighbor Wednesday in regards to his grass not being cut and according to Camp, the victim said Bennett broke a window, poured gasoline inside the home and set it on fire.

The victim and his 3-year-old daughter were in the house at the time but were able to escape without injury Camp said.

Camp said there has been an “ongoing feud of some sort” between the neighbors, who live across the street from each other on Boatner Avenue.

Bennett will be processed into the Bartow County Jail Friday and faces a laundry list of charges Camp said.

Bennett is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of criminal damage to property, damaging public utilities, cruelty to children, second degree burglary, reckless conduct, criminal trespass, terroristic threats and possession of tools in the commission of a crime.

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