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Teen charged with arson after allegedly setting fire to girlfriend's home

William Duncan. (Source: Montgomery County jail) William Duncan. (Source: Montgomery County jail)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

A teen has been charged with arson after allegedly setting fire to a portion of his girlfriend's home.

William Chandler Duncan, 17, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree arson. According to district attorney Daryl Bailey, he is being charged as an adult. 

According to court documents, on Aug. 1 at around 2:48 a.m., fire units responded to a house fire call on Longview Court in Montgomery. Upon arrival, the units found a burned area on the backside of the home and found a small fire along bricks below a window. Investigators found damage to the back of the home from the bricks to underneath the window and on the side of the home near the door.  

The investigation found the fire to be incendiary in nature and investigators revealed Duncan as a possible suspect. Court documents indicate that during an interview Duncan said he did start the fire by pouring gasoline on a stick and lighting it with a lighter. Court documents indicate he then placed the stick against the backside of the home and, when he heard the fire truck sirens, he threw the stick at the home and ran.

According to documents, Duncan said his reason for starting the fire was to scare the occupant, his girlfriend, because two got into an argument and he was put out of the home. 

Duncan was being held in the Montgomery County jail but he has since been released. 

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