Aug 10, 2011 6:28 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert

Man faces arson, assault charges in apartment fire

DENVER (AP) - Denver prosecutors say a man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and setting her home on fire has been charged with first-degree arson, criminal mischief and third-degree assault.

Twenty-four-year-old Chad Alonzo is due in court Thursday to be formally advised of the charges.

The charges allege Alonzo physically assaulted a 23-year-old woman in her home Friday and then set the home on fire, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

He was being held on $50,000 bond.

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