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.

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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