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Police: Man burned mom's home
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Harry Bacon - photo by Photo provided / Coastal Courier
A Liberty County man has been charged with arson, for allegedly trying to burn his mother's house down the day after Mother's Day.
Harry Bacon, 58, is charged with arson, burglary and terroristic threats against his mother, Elnora Bacon. The incident, according to a report filed by Sheriff's Deputy Travis Palmer, started on Monday morning.
When firefighters and police arrived at the house in the 4800 block of West Oglethorpe Hwy., another of Elnora Bacon's sons, who lives in the home with his mother, had put out the fire.
Elnora and Ernest Bacon told Palmer Harry Bacon had started the fire. Ernest Bacon told the officer he watched as his brother left the home in a vehicle after the fire was discovered.  
As Palmer was interviewing Elnora Bacon, the woman's phone rang and, allegedly, Harry Bacon was on the line threatening her. Elnora then handed the phone to Palmer who recorded the conversation. Bacon is alleged to have said at one point while he thought he was talking to his mother that he was going to cut her arms and legs.
"That's my house. I want you out," he said.
Bacon is alleged to have also threatened his mother with burning down the house.  
Harry Bacon, according to the report, hung up the phone three times and on the third call asked the person on the other end who he was talking to.
Palmer identified himself as a deputy.
Harry Bacon began asking Palmer if he knew who tried to burn down the house.
Later that morning Harry Bacon returned to the house and was arrested by Det. Brian Barnes and Lt. Frank McClelland.
During his first appearance before a magistrate judge Tuesday Harry Bacon was denied bond. He is being held in the Liberty County Regional Jail.
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