Police: Man lit logs in oven

A Davenport man placed several logs in his oven and lit them on fire, causing a small fire in his apartment building, police said.

Richard A. Henning, 48, was in the Scott County Jail Friday on a misdemeanor charge of reckless use of fire.

Davenport firefighters responded to his apartment building at 1625 N. Ripley St. about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday on a call of a structure fire.

Firefighters found Henning in his apartment, which was filling up with smoke from the oven, an arrest affidavit states.

He’s been a suspect in fire complaints three times in the past three months, the affidavit states.

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There are eight apartments in the building that are all occupied. Henning was the only one in his apartment when firefighters arrived, the affidavit states.


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