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N. Las Vegas man set mom's house on fire after argument over laundry

Timothy Colton was arrested in North Las Vegas
Posted at 7:05 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 18:11:34-05

UPDATE DEC. 4: Officers have released the arrest report for Timothy Colton and they've clearly stated that the fire was started by human hand.

A witness that was with Colton at the time of the incident said that he had an argument with his mother just minutes before the fire was started. Colton admitted to having the argument, which he said was due to laundry.

The witness also said that she had left the house with Colton following the argument but was away from Colton for the 5 minutes it appears he set the fire. She said he came running to her after and the two went to a Wells Fargo located just a block away from the home.

Officers later found Colton hiding under a parked car in the Wells Fargo parking lot at 3113 W. Ann Road. Colton was described as "extremely upset" and cursed at officers as he was being arrested. He also kicked the back seat door and banged his head against the plastic partition in the police car. 

ORIGINAL STORY: A 28-year-old man was arrested in North Las Vegas for trying to burn down his mother's home.

It happened around 4 p.m. Nov. 27 on the 3100 block of Sunrise Cove Ave. near Tropical Parkway and Ferrell Avenue . North Las Vegas Police say that Timothy Colton got into an argument with his mother before setting the front door of her home on fire.

He then left her inside the residence.

The fire department was able to rescue the 66-year-old woman. She was not transported to a hospital.

Police later arrested Colton on West Ann Road. He was transported to Las Vegs City Jail and booked on charges of attempted murder, first-degree arson, and burglary.