A Clare County man is behind bars after police say he used a lighter to try and set his dad on fire.
Kevin Whitefoot, 19, is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assaulting a police officer.
Police were called to East State Street in Clare Tuesday.
Whitefoot allegedly broke a walking stick in half and used a sharp point on the stick to force his dad in a chair. While his dad was held in the chair , police say Whitefoot tried to light him on fire.
The man was able to escape and call police. When police arrived a brief standoff took place before Whitefoot was arrested.
He will be back in court Sept. 23.