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Columbus man accused of setting a home on fire

41-year-old Lamar Murphy - Source: Columbus Police Department 41-year-old Lamar Murphy - Source: Columbus Police Department

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus man has been arrested for reportedly setting fire to a local home.  

Forty-one-year-old Lamar Murphy is charged with first degree arson.

Columbus Fire and EMS officials say the charge stems from a house fire last year on Playfield Drive, in East Columbus.

The owner of the house tells investigators they pulled up to the house when they got the call about the fire and saw a man running away. The owner tried to chase the man down but he got away.

The owner identified that man as Murphy. Officials say the two know each other but could not comment on a motive.

The case and been under investigation and Murphy was arrested this week.

He is scheduled to appear in court next Friday.

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