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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Talladega County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Sylacauga resident for domestic violence and arson.

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, Andrew Ray Hernandez II, from Sylacauga, was arrested in Talladega County for domestic violence third degree and arson first degree. The domestic violence charge happened several hours before the arson, when he made threats towards his mother, including a threat to burn down her house, and left before the deputy arrived on scene.

Hernandez returned to the house around 7:30 p.m. when his mother and two other individuals were present with all doors locked. Several more verbal threats were made before Hernandez appeared to leave, when, actually, he found an open window and proceeded to set fire inside the house.

“One of the individuals at the residence checked to make sure he was gone, and that’s when he found the smoke in the window and was able to extinguish the fire,” said Sgt. Mike Jones.

Deputies found Hernandez after they were called about the fire, and he was arrested for the domestic violence warrant. He was then interviewed by the Talladega County investigators and charged with arson.

His bond is set for a total of $41,000 for the two charges.

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