ABERDEEN, S.D. — An Aberdeen man accused of pouring gas on someone and threatening to burn down a home has been sentenced.

The American News reports 51-year-old Randell English was recently sentenced to a combined 12 years in prison on felony charges of attempted arson and cocaine possession. He pleaded guilty to both counts in July.

The charges stemmed from unrelated events in July 2016. English fled and wasn’t arrested until this summer, when he was caught in Nebraska when his vehicle had a flat tire.

The attempted arson charge resulted from an incident in which authorities say English poured gas on and around a person and threatened to burn down a home.

English’s attorney maintained he didn’t intentionally dump gas on anyone, and only kicked a gas can through an apartment window.


Information from: Aberdeen American News, http://www.aberdeennews.com

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