Licking man arrested for arson
Tue, 11/28/2023 - 1:40pm admin
On Saturday, Nov. 18 Texas County Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Deer Run Drive in the Licking area for a reported arson. The owner of the residence reported to responding deputies that a male, identified as Michaels Clouse, had been a guest staying temporarily. The owner stated Clouse had set fire to a mattress and clothing in a bedroom and then fled the house. The homeowner was able to extinguish the fire. Deputies located Clouse walking near N Highway and attempted to question him. Clouse refused to communicate with deputies and attempted to walk away after being advised he was detained. Clouse was arrested and transported to the Texas County Jail.
Prosecuting Attorney Parke Stevens charged Michael D. Clouse, age 39, of Licking with second degree arson and resisting arrest. Clouse was incarcerated in the Texas County Jail pending a $2,500 bond.