Man accused of setting house on fire with mother inside

Aarick Jennings
Aarick Jennings(SCSO)
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 12:22 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 25, 2021 at 11:42 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A man is behind bars after police say set his mother’s house on fire with her inside.

On Monday, police were called to Lucy Avenue where suspect Aarick Jennings was threatening to kill his mother by setting her house on fire.

According to a police affidavit, Memphis Police Department was called three separate times to the same location over three hours. During that time Jennings reportedly damaged a storm door window and other windows throughout the home.

Shortly after, Memphis fire responded to the home where fire and smoke were seen coming from the back of the house. Investigators determined the fire was intentionally set.

Officers on the scene were able to arrest Jennings after a brief chase.

Jennings is charged with aggravated arson, evading arrest, domestic assault and vandalism.

Jennings was arraigned Wednesday morning and the judge set his bond to $100,000.

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