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Arson suspect appears in court

A Ketchikan man accused of deliberately setting fire to a home was in court Wednesday.

34-year-old Scot Bartholomew has been charged with first-degree arson, third-degree assault, and three counts of fourth-degree assault.

According to Alaska State Troopers, Bartholomew allegedly assaulted a woman who lived at a home near Mile 15 North Tongass Highway. He then allegedly burned down the home after the woman left.

Bartholomew was arrested Friday.

In court Wednesday, District Court Judge Kevin Miller appointed Public Defender Sam McQuerry to represent Bartholomew.

Judge Miller set bail at $50,000, and scheduled a preliminary hearing for 1 p.m., June 18th.

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