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      Man accused of trying to set his dad on fire

      Kevin Whitefoot, 19, is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assaulting a police officer.


      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.

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