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Amory man arrested for arson

Richard Hacker | Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Department

Richard Ellis Hacker, 57, was arrested on June 18 and charged with arson, according to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell.

Posted: Jun 26, 2019 9:22 AM

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Richard Ellis Hacker, 57, was arrested on June 18 and charged with arson, according to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell.

Hacker got into a fight with his girlfriend, and she ran away to a home nearby on Becker Bottom Road in Amory, Cantrell said.

The owner of the home called law enforcement, and they thought he had left, but Hacker was still there.

Twenty minutes later, the house was on fire.

"He wanted revenge, and he got it. He burned the house down," Cantrell said.

State fire marshals are investigating.

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