North Georgia man accused of setting home on fire with 2 inside

Aaron Vaughn

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Aaron Vaughn

A North Georgia man faces two felonies after he allegedly set his home on fire with two people inside, authorities said.

Aaron Vaughn, 25, of Hoschton, was arrested Sunday shortly after his home off Bill Watkins Road was lit ablaze, the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner said in a news release. He faces counts of first-degree arson and terroristic threats.

Just after 4:45 p.m. that day, firefighters responded to his home and spotted Vaughn with a lighter and gasoline near the right side of his home, the release said. The 2,000-square-foot structure, which is 19 years old, suffered minor damage to the exterior.

In the release, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King said two people were inside the home and that Vaughn’s actions “show that he has no regard for human safety.”

No one was injured during the incident. A motive was not provided by authorities.

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This is a photo of the damage to the house.

Credit: Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commission

This is a photo of the damage to the house.

Credit: Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commission

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This is a photo of the damage to the house.

Credit: Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commission

Credit: Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commission

Vaughn was booked into the Jackson County Jail. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $50,000 fine for the first-degree arson charge.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and West Jackson Fire Department are assisting in the investigation.

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