Mother Dead after Son Set House on Fire because Mom Refused to Sell for Money in Georgia; Father and Husband Traumatized

Authorities in Georgia say a 26-year-old man set a house on fire on purpose and arrested him.

At about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Rome police were called to Addington Court for a house fire. When the police got there, they found a woman stuck inside. There were flames coming from the front door and the roof.

Police said they saw a man on the side of the road without a shirt on. The man was named Timothy Edward Lary, and he is 26 years old.

Police say the homeowner yanked the officer by the collar and yelled, “He set the fire, and my wife is inside!” Lary was lying on the side of the road. “I want him to go to jail,” she said.

“Did you set fire to the house?” the police asked Lary. “Yeah, I did,” he said.

The father told the cops that his son Lary “had been mad all day, building up to a rage.”

The father told the cops that the lot was owned by Lary’s mother and that they rented it from her. Police say that Lary’s father told them that Lary thought the land should belong to him. Lary wants his mom to sell the farm so he can get the money and live on his own, according to his dad.

Timothy is said to have said he would burn down the house while the father and his wife were at work. After that, he said Lary took some papers, lit them on fire, and threw them on his roommate’s bed.

The dad said he yelled at his wife to leave the house, but she wasn’t there when he went outside.

The body of a 70-year-old man was found in the back bedroom, along with the bodies of two cats and a dog after the fire was out.

Lary was caught and charged with neglecting an adult or disabled person, being cruel to animals, setting fires, causing criminal damage to property, and two counts of aggravated attack and murder.

He was taken to the Floyd County Jail.