Benton man arrested for arson, attempted murder

BENTON (KATV) - Police arrested a man they say tried to set a house on fire Saturday.

Police say James Garland was arguing with residents at 715 Lillian St. around 10:30 Friday night. He left but came back about 2:00 Saturday morning.

A neighbor told police they saw Garland pouring gasoline on the house and that they took the gas can away from him. Garland reportedly ran away after that, but police caught him.

Garland was charged with criminal attempt to commit arson and four counts of criminal attempt to commit 2nd degree murder among other charges.