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Warrant alleges suspect intentionally set neighbors apartment on fire while she was inside

CHARLOTTE — Court documents revealed the name of the man who police think intentionally set his neighbor’s apartment on fire.

Lovett Henderson was arrested just after midnight on Saturday morning, less than twenty minutes after the Charlotte Fire Department responded to an apartment fire on Magnolia Hill Drive.

According to an arrest warrant issued for Henderson, he’s accused of intentionally setting the apartment next to his on fire while his neighbor was inside.

Public records show Hendersons’ address is one unit next to the targeted unit listed in the warrant.

Henderson is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning. He’s facing charges of First Degree Arson, Assault on a Female, and Misdemeanor Larceny.

Previous Coverage:

An intentionally set fire caused more than $120,000 worth of damage to an east Charlotte apartment complex on Friday night, according to the Charlotte Fire Department.

Shortly after 11:45 p.m. Friday, firefighters were called to Magnolia Hill Drive just off Eastway Drive for an apartment fire.

Once at the scene, crews worked quickly to control the fire and say no one was hurt.

The department says the fire caused about $127,000 worth of damage to the complex.

Investigators learned the fire was intentionally set and a suspect was arrested on scene.

Officials have not released the name of the suspect arrested at the scene.

This is a developing story; check back at wsoctv.com for updates.

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