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“I smell some sort of smoke and I hear an alarm going off and no one is responding,” the neighbor told 911 dispatchers. “I went and knocked on the door. I just want to make sure they are OK.”
Firefighters had to pull Howard from a bedroom during the house fire. He was taken to Grandview Medical Center before being arrested.
Howard initially faced domestic violence, aggravated arson, abduction and felonious assault charges.
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The domestic violence change stemmed from an incident the night before the fire when Howard was accused of assaulting an ex-girlfriend, according to a court affidavit.