Man arrested after allegedly trying to burn down his dad's home

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DOTSON BRANCH – A Magoffin man was arrested on Saturday after allegedly attempting to set a fire under his father’s house.

According to the arrest citation, Gregory R. Hall, 26, of Salyersville, allegedly broke windows in his father’s home on Dotson Branch on June 16. He also admitted to police he had gone under his dad’s house and attempted to burn it, as well as admitted to being on drugs. 

Magoffin County Sheriff Department Deputy Cory Cook reportedly caught Hall down the road from the home, at which time he told the officer that he better let him walk and balled up his fist. After he was in custody, Hall stated several times while head-butting the cage in the cruiser that he would kill Deputy Cook, according to the police report.

Hall is currently being held at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center and facing the following charges: third-degree arson, public intoxication, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, third-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree terroristic threatening. 

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