Horace Eugene Bost, 39, was arrested on a second-degree arson charge Thursday, March 23rd. He is accused of setting fire to a home on the 200 block of South Ervin Avenue.
Police say Bost set fire to the front porch before running into the home through the front door. He then exited the home from the back according to the arrest report.
Bost is being held in the Catawba County Detention Center under a secured bond of $1 million.
Photo: Newton Police Department