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April 2, 2012

Police arrest man on suspicion of starting fire, decapitating cats

ANDERSON, Ind. — A homeless man, who was arrested Monday in connection with a house fire, was found by fire investigators as he was hitting the heads of decapitated cats with a baseball bat near the property.

Danny Davis, 32, was arrested by Anderson police shortly after firefighters responded to a fire at his aunt’s house in the 600 block of West 34th Street about 4 p.m.

Fire Chief Phil Rogers said no one was harmed in the blaze, and the fire was extinguished in about an hour. An investigation shows the fire was started with gasoline on the back porch. The fire spread to the dining room window and caused exterior and interior damage.

Rogers said investigators found Davis “playing baseball” with the cats’ heads.

Police spokesman Joel Sandefur said Davis was being held at the Madison County Jail on Monday night, but charges were not available.

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