JC man assaults mom, tries to burn home

A Jefferson City man is charged with assaulting his mother and trying to set her home on fire early Wednesday morning.

Deandre Lewis, 21, is charged with knowingly burning or exploding and misdemeanor assault.

Police reports show at 12:40 a.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Washington Street for a call of domestic violence.

When officers arrived, they reportedly found Lewis had assaulted his mother by hitting her in the head, then set fire to the residence.

Lewis’ mother did not require medical attention, and the fire was extinguished shortly after fire crews arrived.

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