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Man Charged With Throwing Molotov Cocktail

Posted January 3, 2008 10:33 a.m. EST
Updated January 4, 2008 7:09 a.m. EST

— A local man has been charged with throwing a Molotov cocktail at a Wayne County residence, authorities said.

Clarence Cleveland Boswell, 57, of 132 Legion Lake Drive, has been charged with first-degree arson after a bottle containing gasoline  was ignited and thrown at a nearby residence last Saturday, authorities said.

The incendiary device fell short of a rear window, but the residence sustained some fire damage, authorities said. A woman was in the residence at the time.

Boswell was in jail Thursday under a $40,000 bond.