WESTON, Mo. (AP)- A Missouri man has been accused of setting a house fire that left a man dead, officials said Monday.
A news release from the Platte County prosecutor says 24-year-old Anthony Fleming of Weston, Missouri was charged with murder and arson related to the Sunday morning fire in the Kansas City suburb of Weston.
The blaze reportedly killed 60-year-old Timothy Darby.
Fleming allegedly set the home on fire between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Sunday.
He was found in a wooded area about a mile away.
The charging documents say Fleming had tried to hide from authorities using a wall of sticks and tree limbs.