Arson Investigation Suspect’s Wife Was in Home

According to court documents, a man charged with arson lit a house on fire with his estranged wife inside.

Arson investigators charged Charles Goldsberry, 47, with arson on Monday. According to court documents, witnesses spotted him crawling from underneath the porch of a home on East Second Street last Thursday night moments before the two people inside spotted flames. Goldsberry’s wife and another person escaped the home, but Lexington firefighter Jeremy Bruner suffered injuries when debris fell on him.

“It’s upsetting anytime anyone sets a fire because it puts us at risk from the time the tone goes off to the time we get back in the station where we’re safe,” Lexington Fire Department Batt.Chief Mark Blankenship said. “But not only the fact that a firefighter was injured, but you also jeopardize the two occupants of the house.”

Bruner suffered cracked ribs.

Investigators say the fire apparently stemmed from a domestic dispute.

Goldsberry faces arson and wanton endangerment charges.

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