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Published: Thursday, 3/14/2013

Bond set at $2 million-plus for arson, burglary suspect

Toledoan accused of setting fire at grandmother's home


Bond for a Toledo man accused of setting furniture inside his grandmother's West Toledo home on fire was set at more than $2 million today.

Kevin Lammie, 21, whose address is listed as "all over" on documents filed in Toledo Municipal Court, is charged with aggravated arson and aggravated burglary from the fire Wednesday morning. Bond for each of those charges was set at $1 million each.

Mr. Lammie was also arraigned today on other charges filed in the past week: domestic violence, menacing, and aggravated menacing. Bond for each of those charges was set at $25,000 each.

The domestic violence and menacing charges were filed against Mr. Lammie on March 8 after he allegedly told his grandmother, Barbara Lammie, 77, he was going to kill her and left her "generic" threatening messages on her voice mail and sent threatening text messages, according to court documents.

Mr. Lammie was apparently living with his grandmother, at 2802 Isha Laye Dr., at the time and the two were having a fight about money.

Two days later, Mr. Lammie was charged with aggravated menacing after he allegedly told a third party to tell Ms. Lammie that he would kill her, the suspect's uncle, and then himself, according to court documents.

Ms. Lammie filed a protection order in Toledo Municipal Court on Monday.

The dispute apparently escalated Wednesday when Mr. Lammie allegedly broke into his grandmother's house by smashing a window to an attached garage. Once inside, Mr. Lammie apparently fixed himself something to eat, watched television, and then poured gasoline -- from a container in the garage -- in "multiple areas" around the home. Several pieces of furniture were then ignited, according to court documents.

Police reported that they caught Mr. Lammie, who had burns on his hands, inside the residence with a "large knife" in his hand.

Police reported that Ms. Lammie had been staying with neighbors because she was fearful of her grandson.

Ms. Lammie owns the one-story brick Isha Laye home, which was built in 1954. The home is valued at $88,800. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

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