MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) -- A Memphis man was arrested after police say he intentionally set a house on fire after being asked to leave.
According to Memphis Police, officers responded to a Whitehaven home on Tuesday and found Jeremi Hampton in the middle of the street holding a hatchet. He was detained by police on the scene.
The homeowner told authorities that Hampton became upset after he was caught burning holes in a couch and was asked to leave. Hampton allegedly grabbed a hatchet and tried to cut the homeowner. Hampton then allegedly went outside and attacked the man’s truck, breaking all the windows, side view mirrors and lights. He even put several dents into the body of the vehicle, officers said. The homeowner says Hampton then broke 14 windows in the home and then set the couch on fire, saying he was going to kill the homeowner and the police.
An unconscious man pulled from the house had his feet bound with microwave cord. He was hospitalized in critical condition.
Hampton was charged with aggravated assault, especially aggravated kidnapping, vandalism and aggravated arson.