Woman accused of attempted arson after 2-hour standoff

Woman accused of attempted arson after 2-hour standoff
418626 04/01/2013 02:06

KEIZER, Ore. -- Police arrested a Portland woman Sunday night on attempted arson charges among other charges following a two-hour standoff at a Keizer home.

Latoyia M. King, 30, was booked in the Marion County Jail on suspicion of first-degree attempted arson, two counts of fourth-degree assault, first-degree criminal mischief and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $80,000.

The case started at 8 p.m. Sunday, when a man flagged down an officer on patrol, saying he had been assaulted by his girlfriend. The man, Robert Moore, had a black eye and a bite mark on his chest, Keizer police said in a news release.

Moore told officers his girlfriend, King, had poured gasoline throughout his house and was threatening to set the home on fire.

Officers responded to the house in the 7800 block of St. Charles Street. An officer made phone contact with King, who was inside the home. After two hours, they negotiated with King to surrender.

Officers said they confirmed gasoline had been poured throughout the house; however, it had not been ignited.