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More details released on Stone County arson case involving naked man

A man who police officers found standing next to a burning house completely nude has been charged with arson in Stone County Circuit Court. (Read our original post here.)

The incident occurred in the 600-block of Sawmill Road.  Court documents state the man, Foy Lee Densmore, 56, first told officers a woman set the fire and then ran into the woods. Then Densmore told police, “No, she is still naked inside the house,” and then said, ”you’re the prophet.”

The responding fire department personnel put pants and a sweatshirt on Densmore who was then placed in a deputy’s vehicle. The Circuit Court records said Densmore was read his Miranda rights which he waived and signed.  During an interview, he stated he was upset because his mother had placed the property in his brother’s name. He said he went to the bank the day before, withdrew his money, walked outside the bank, and threw it into the air.

Police were called, and he was placed in protective custody. Densmore was released from jail later that day. The court documents went on to say he told police he was later home reading the Bible and read the words, “break the seal,” so he told officers he found a bottle of whiskey, broke the seal, and drank some of it.

He then started one of his son’s shirts on fire and placed it on the kitchen floor, and then poured some whiskey on the fire and later put paper money, a cell phone and a guitar on the fire along with many other items.  He then said he laid down on a couch and watched the fire until his pants caught on fire.  He said he took off his pants and exited the house.

The court record said Densmore then told the investigator if he and his son were not given the house, then no one would have it.

Police say the house and contents are valued at over $100,000. Densmore is now in custody and has been placed on a $75,000 cash or property bond.

Foy Densmore

Foy Lee Densmore / Stone County Sheriff’s Office

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