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Arson Charge Filed against Mt. Vernon Man

State Police say a 25-year-old Mount Vernon man has been charged with Arson for setting fire to his home following a domestic dispute on New Year’s Day.

Police say 25-year-old Jack Anderson allegedly strangled battered and threatened his live-in girlfriend during the early morning hours of January 1st.

After his girlfriend talked to police and left the home to stay with family, Anderson allegedly returned and started a fire inside the home.

Later that day, Anderson turned himself in at the Posey County Jail for the charges stemming from battering his girlfriend.

Anderson was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police for Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon, Strangulation and Domestic Battery.

The Posey County Prosecutor’s Office filed a formal charge of Arson against Anderson on Friday.

Anderson is being held in the Posey County Jail under $200,000 cash bond.