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An Elizabethtown teen accused of attempting to start a fire by igniting toilet paper rolls was indicted last week in Hardin Circuit Court.
Corey David Peake, 18, faces a charge of criminal attempt to commit first-degree arson.
According to the indictment, Peake attempted to commit arson Nov. 4 at a Hickory Lane residence when he “started a fire and building was inhabited or occupied by the resident.”
When Peake was arrested two days later, Elizabethtown police said the teen ignited two rolls of toilet paper, placing one in front of a garage door and another under a wicker chair on the front porch.
According to jail records, Peake was released Nov. 7 from Hardin County Detention Center on a partially secured bond.
However, on Jan. 15, Elizabethtown police arrested Peake for harassing communications, which is a misdemeanor. He also faces bond violations, according to records.
Peake remains lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond.
He was arraigned Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court for the arson charge and is scheduled for a pretrial conference today in Hardin District Court.
Attempted first-degree arson is a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison if found guilty, according to Kentucky Revised Statutes.
An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. A defendant is innocent until proven guilty.
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