A 43-year-old Leesville man was arrested on charges he tried to kill a woman by setting the bed she was lying in on fire.
James Poole Jr., was charged with attempted murder Saturday.
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Lewis McCarty said Poole tried to kill a 47-year-old female acquaintance by setting a bed on fire in a bedroom at the man’s home on Pooles Court near Leesville.
The woman was on the bed when it was set on fire, but she was able to escape without being seriously injured.
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The fire destroyed the man’s home.
Poole was held denied bond Saturday at the Lexington County Detention Center. He was expected to also be charged with third-degree arson.