Sep 16, 2021 10:00 PM

Arson: Kansas man charged with trying to burn house down

Posted Sep 16, 2021 10:00 PM
Debnam photo Atchison Co.
Debnam photo Atchison Co.

ATCHISON COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities investigating a suspect for alleged criminal threat have filed charges of attempted aggravated arson against 34-year old Delvin Debnam, according to Police Chief Mike Wilson.

Just before 7p.m. Saturday police responded to a residence in the 1500 block Commercial Street in Atchison to investigate a report of a man trying to set the house on fire, according to Wilson.

Officers located 34-year old Delvin Debnam at the residence. A 38-year old woman had left the residence. Officers found her several blocks away.

It was determined that a disturbance had occurred at the residence between Debnam and the woman who both reside at the home. During the disturbance Debnam threatened to burn the house down. There was no fire found at the house. However, the investigation determined that Debnam had attempted several times to start a fire in the house, according to Wilson.

Police took Debnam into custody. He remains in the Atchison County Jail, according to online jail records.