ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man accused of setting fire to the two-story duplex where he lived has been charged with first-degree arson but may have fled Minnesota.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (http://bit.ly/196nCbq ) 46-year-old Kenneth Manuel Knick was charged Friday in the Sept. 21 fire. No one was injured in the blaze.
A criminal complaint says Knick woke his 18-year-old son and told him to get the dog and leave the home because Knick had just set a fire.
It says a Knick also warned a man living in the upstairs unit to leave the building, telling him, "I'm really burning this place down now."
Knick's son told officials he heard his father had taken a family friend's truck, was headed to Duluth and could leave the state.
Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com