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Selma man arrested for multiple attempted murder charges

A second Selma man was arrested Monday for multiple attempted murder charges in a house fire earlier this year.

Kenchavious Bowie was arrested for two attempted murder charges, first-degree arson, and aggravated animal cruelty, according to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson.

Bowie, 25, is being charged for the structure fire on May 2 at the block of 922 Hood Avenue. The two occupants, Mary Johnson and Joseph Ellis, were successfully able to get out of the house. Johnson’s pet dog was inside a metal kennel on the front porch died in the fire.

Dezmond Hall, 20, was arraigned in the same case on June 22 for three attempted murder charges, first-degree arson, first-degree criminal mischief, animal cruelty, discharging a gun into an unoccupied vehicle and discharging a gun into an occupied vehicle.

Hall, AKA “Gee Code,” was identified as the individual involved in the residential structure fire and who poured gas on the front porch and lit the gas.