One Onslow County man is behind bars charged with first degree arson and attempted murder.
It happened late Friday night at 403 Hickory Road in Jacksonville. Deputies say the house caught fire around midnight, while two people were inside. Both were able to escape unharmed. Investigators found 51 year Dennis Lee Thompson near the area of the fire and took him to custody early Saturday morning.
After questioning Thompson was charged and placed in the Onslow county jail with no bond. His first appearance is Monday, April 23, 2007.