Alton Police are looking for the person accused of trying to burn down a house last week. Investigators have charged 35-year-old Lakeyshiaa S. Coleman of the 2200 block of Holman Street with Aggravated Arson. She allegedly tried to set the home of John Young on fire while he and his girlfriend slept inside.
Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna says the victim new Coleman.
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Hejna says Detective Joseph Splitorff is due much of the credit for bringing this case to the point where a suspect could be identified. Arson cases can be tough to solve, statistically speaking according to Hejna.