Man held on charge of arson


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN is behind bars after allegedly setting fire Sunday night to a home occupied by a mother and her child.

Alexander Bryant, 29, was charged with arson before Magistrate Algernon Allen, Jr.

Bryant is accused of intentionally setting Cynthia Lightbourn’s 12-room structure on fire on July 2. Lightbourn reportedly became aware of the blaze, which caused an estimated $9,467.12 damage to her property, when her daughter wakened her, alerting her to the smoke. Both escaped the fire by running outside before firefighters extinguished the blaze.

The accused was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services. His case will be transferred to the Supreme Court through a voluntary bill of indictment set for service on September 4.

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