Craig alleged that White “picked up an exercise barbell above his head and threatened to hit her with it,” according to the report.
A Gravois Mills man is in custody after allegedly starting a fire in his caretaker’s bedroom.
Jason White, 22, of Gravois Mills was charged with arson in the first degree and unlawful use of a weapon.
According to court documents, a Morgan County deputy was dispatched to 32007 Idle Wild Road at 10:14 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. White’s caregiver Faye Craig said White attempted to hit her with an exercise barbell and started a fire in her bedroom. Craig put out the fire before officers arrived on the scene, according to the report. Craig also stated that White ran into the woods. The officers started a search for White.
Craig disclosed that White had a mild intellect disability, bipolar disorder and severe depression.
Craig alleged that White “picked up an exercise barbell above his head and threatened to hit her with it,” according to the report. Craig claimed White set the carpet in the bedroom on fire while Craig called 911. White reportedly said, “‘Good luck with the fire in the bedroom’” before running out the door.
The report notes that Craig’s 41 year old disabled daughter, Stephanie, lives in the residence as well, but does not say where Stephanie was at the time of the occurrence.
Craig was reportedly able to contain the fire to the bedroom carpet.
White was located in the Saddle Road and Highway O area in Morgan County. White made suicidal threats and was placed on suicide watch, according to the report. He allegedly admitted to police that he had attempted to kill Craig.
Craig stated she would press charges and completed a written statement in reference to this incident.
White is being held in the Morgan County jail in lieu of a $35,000 bond, cash or surety.