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Man who tried to set neighbor on fire with homemade flamethrower in East Bakersfield takes plea deal

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Posted at 6:34 PM, Sep 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 21:34:23-04

William Edward Curtis pled no contest to two of several charges after being arrested for trying to set his neighbor on fire with a homemade flamethrower in December 2015.

Curtis pled no contest to attempted burglary of first degree and assault with a caustic chemical, etc.

The other charges will be dropped, including attempted murder, first degree attempted burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of an arson device, and possession of an explosive destructive device as part of the plea deal.

Curtis’ sentencing is set for October 10 at 8:30 a.m. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

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