In an alleged incident that took place on May 17, David Santiago Castillo, 44, was charged with arson, criminal threat and criminal damage to property.


According to the complaint filed at Ford County District Court, it alleges that Castillo, "knowingly by means of fire, damaged property which is not a dwelling."


According to Ford County Attorney Kevin Salzman, Castillo is accused of setting the clothing and shoes — personal property — of the victim on fire.


"The victim was not wearing the clothing or the shoes at the time they were set on fire," Salzman said.


Castillo also allegedly communicated threats toward the victim, leading to the criminal threat charge.


According to Salzman, arson is a Severity Level 7 person felony, with a possible penalty between 11 and 34 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections and up to $100,000 in fines.


The charge of criminal threat is a Severity Level 9 person felony, with a possible penalty between five and 17 months in KDOC and up to $100,000 in fines.


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