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Newcastle Man Accused Of Setting Home On Fire With Mother Inside

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Sean James Petty

NEWCASTLE (CBS13) — A Newcastle man is accused of setting his home on fire while his mother slept upstairs.

Placer County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Sean Petty, 20, after detectives found gasoline and other items used to set fire to a side of the home.

Petty’s mother was able to escape uninjured when she heard the smoke detectors in her home.

Petty was booked into the Placer County Jail with his bail set at $50,000.

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