Father faces attempted murder charges after trying to start fire in home

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CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – A man was arrested Thursday after attempting to start a fire inside his home while his two children were inside.

Around 10 pm on September 23, officers with the Centerville Police Department responded to a home on Bradstreet Road for a welfare check on the resident’s juvenile children.

30-year-old Ray Eades refused to cooperate with officers from inside the locked home as they attempted to check on his six-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son.

He was taken into custody and the children were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Further investigation revealed that Eades tried to start a fire inside the home.

The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office approved the following charges against Eades:

  • Two counts of Attempted Murder
  • Two counts of Aggravated Arson
  • Two counts of Endangering Children

The children were treated and released to a family member and Eades had been receiving treatment at the hospital.

He was arrested on September 27 and incarcerated in the Montgomery County Jail.

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