A Rosemont man who allegedly attacked his grandmother, then set her home ablaze Wednesday is in custody at Sacramento County Jail.
Sacramento County Sheriff's officials identified the man as Donald Eugene Evans, 24.
Evans and his 69-year-old grandmother were reportedly involved in a dispute at her duplex in the 4000 block of Birchgrove Way in the Rosemont area about 3:50 p.m., when Evans allegedly struck her, then set fire to the home, said Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos.
The man's grandmother was not hurt, Ramos said, but fire officials said the fire and smoke damage to the duplex displaced her and a family in the other unit.
Evans is being held without bail on suspicion of arson, assault, elder abuse and threats of violence, along with a probation violation, connected with the Wednesday incident.
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department crews were called by neighbors to the blaze, and firefighters were able control the flames about 4:10 p.m., said Michelle Erdam, fire spokeswoman.
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