Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Christopher Arrested for Attempted Murder and Arson

David Allen Christopher 8-22-55 of Inglis, Fl was arrested by LCSO Deputies on 6-25-13 in the early morning hours for Attempted First Degree Murder and Arson. Deputies responded to 14251 SE 85 Terrace in response to a 911 call from a distraught female. The caller told communications officers that her boyfriend came home from the bar intoxicated and they began to argue. While in the living room of the home, Christopher approached her from behind and poured rubbing alcohol on her and the floor next to her and attempted to light it with a lighter. Unable to get the accelerant to ignite, he went into the bedroom and began to destroy it. Christopher was able to ignite the mattress while the female hid in the bathroom. Christopher fled the home and attempted to lock the door lock preventing the victim from being able to exit. As the smoke filled the home, the victim was able to flee to safety by removing the key Christopher left in the lock. Christopher was located on the property and taken into custody. The home, owned by Christopher was not able to be saved by fire personnel and was a complete loss. Christopher is being held at the Levy County Detention Facility on a 2 million dollar bond. 

Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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