Man Starts Four Fires at LR Hotel, Jumps From Fourth-Floor Window

Police Report: Man was carrying bag with drugs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Police blame a man for starting four fires inside a Little Rock hotel room moments before jumping from a fourth-floor window.

It was a wake-up call no guest expected late Sunday at the Woodspring Suites on Remington.

"They were taping it off as a crime scene," P.J. Ash says. 

Ash recently moved from Kentucky. He was one of the hotel guests who emptied the building and began recording what he saw as alarms sounded.

Smartphone cameras rolled as an injured man was spotted lying on the sidewalk.

"Right there on the curb," Ash says.

"He was about half on the curb and half in the parking lot. He wasn't moving."

Guests stood in the parking lot trying to connect the dots to the middle-of-the-night mystery.

"We all kind of came out, we were a little bit confused as to what was going on because we didn't see a fire," Ash says.

A Little Rock police report details the chaos that some heard coming from room 412 before the scene escalated. The report mentions the following: a domestic distrubance, four fires started inside the room, a woman's call to police and a man's jump from a fourth-story window.

The clean-up continued beneath a missing window Monday at the hotel.

Ash credits the local community and first responders for controlling the situation despite only being a Little Rock resident for less than two weeks.

"The community at the local level was consoling each other. There's still good. And, I'm just kind of trying to focus on that right now."

The police report states the man's injuries were not life-threatening. It's unclear what charges, if any, the man might face. The report states he was not a listed guest of the hotel.


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