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A man accused of setting another man's house on fire during a dispute in Hensley was arrested Thursday, the Pulaski County sheriff's office reported.

Deputies were called about 4:30 p.m. to a residence at 27210 Oak Road. Larry Edwards Akins, 55, had threatened to kill Bobby Lee Stigall, 57, with a pipe and set Stigall's one-story house on fire, according to an arrest report.

Firefighters reportedly found a sawed-off shotgun and several items of drug paraphernalia in the home, which led investigators to obtain a search warrant.

Deputies then found three marijuana plants and a smoking pipe, according to the report.

The sheriff's office said the illegal items found in the house belonged to Akins. He was charged with criminal use of a prohibited weapon, possession of a firearm by certain persons, aggravated assault, second-degree terroristic threatening, manufacturing marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

No injuries were reported in the fire.

It was unclear what led to the dispute between Akins and Stigall.


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Akins was being held in the Pulaski County jail Friday.

Metro on 10/21/2017

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