North Carolina man accused of setting ex-girlfriend's house on fire 03/21/2021 10:11 pm PDT Comments Gaston County GASTONIA, N.C. (TCD) -- Police on Sunday arrested a man accused of setting fire to his ex-girlfriend's home. According to the Gastonia Police Department, 64-year-old Desmond Hunter allegedly lit the woman's house on fire Saturday evening. Police said the woman was still inside when it happened and she was the only one in the home at the time. Police said Hunter fled the scene after lighting the home on fire, but was arrested when he returned the next day. Hunter was charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree arson. Hunter was being held in the Gaston County Jail as the investigation continued. MORE: Attempted Homicide and Arson Arrest - Gastonia Police DepartmentEx faces attempted murder charges for setting Gastonia woman’s home on fire: PD - WJZY-TV Related Stories Man charged with arson after grandmother's home set on fire North Carolina mother accused of killing daughter on Thanksgiving Vegas woman lights fire, attacks date after he showed up with $5: Police Missing 6-month-old boy found dead in Charlotte cemetery Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.