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Man accused of attacking grandmother, setting her duplex on fire

A Sacramento-area man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly attacking his 69-year-old grandmother and setting her duplex on fire, authorities said.

The incident began about 3:50 p.m. Wednesday when Donald Eugene Evans, 24, and the woman became involved in some type of dispute at her Rosemont home, Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos told the Sacramento Bee. Evans apparently hit the woman and then set the fire, Ramos said.

The woman was not hurt, Ramos said.

Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control about 20 minutes later, but the fire and smoke displaced the woman and another family.

Evans was arrested on suspicion of arson, assault, threats of violence and elder abuse, the Bee reported. He was also held on a probation violation.


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