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Man Arrested After Setting Fire to Home During Domestic Incident 12-31-15

Complaint # 50-15-38652

Date/Time:  Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 5:59PM

Location:  Unit Block of Carver Road, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department has charged Keith Scott (35) with arson along with numerous other domestic related charges following an incident that occurred on Sunday evening.  Officer were called to a home in the unit block of Carver Road for a domestic violence related incident.  As officers were arriving they observed Scott walking from the scene, but discovered the kitchen to the residence was on fire.  It was later learned that prior to the fire, Keith Scott was involved in an altercation with his girlfriend.  During this altercation, he grabbed the victim by her neck and threatened to burn the home down if he was kicked out.  He then cu the wired to the victims vehicle so she could not leave and broke the victims phone.  Shortly after, the victim fled the residence with her children to a nearby CVS to notify 911.  Scott remained at the residence, damaging several items, then setting a fire in the kitchen of the home.  The American Red Cross provided shelter and assistance to the victims.  Scott was arrested and charged with the following offenses:
-Arson 2nd Degree
-Criminal Mischief
-Endangering the Welfare of A Child (2x)
-Malicious Interference with 911 Communications
-Offensive Touching
-Terroristic Threatening

Scott was committed to JTVCC in default of $21,400 secured bond and $10,848 Cash Bond.

Keith Scott Age: 35 Address: Unit Block of Carver Road, Dover, DE
Keith Scott
Age: 35
Address: Unit Block of Carver Road, Dover, DE