Fire set to chair outside biker clubhouse

UPDATE (6/1/20 at 12:49 a.m.) — The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department says in a press release that 41-year-old Tyron Travis of Paducah was arrested for disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication, arson, and terroristic threatening after being accused of setting a garbage can and a chair on fire outside of the Cycle Knights building. 

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Deputies say they saw smoke coming from Benton Road and Kentucky Street and several bystanders were trying to extinguish a fire. They also say that because of the fire, the building has minor damage. 

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Travis was found walking down Benton road with a lighter. He was also served with a McCracken County bench warrant for failure to appear in district court. 

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — A sergeant with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department says someone set fire to a chair outside a local biker clubhouse Sunday night. 

The building was not damaged in the incident, the sergeant tells Local 6. He says the chair was outside of the building on the porch. He says investigators found an intoxicated person in the area, who they believe was responsible. 

The sergeant did not share that individual’s name, and said the incident is still under investigation. 

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He stressed that the incident had nothing to do with a peaceful protest that was held Sunday evening at Noble Park in Paducah. 

The protesters gathered peacefully at Noble Park in Paducah starting at 5 p.m. at the Stand for Solidarity protest, sharing a message of unity and anti-racism

The sergeant said a group of protesters also gathered at the McCracken County Courthouse after that event. He said the protesters were at the courthouse for about 30 to 40 minutes, and they did not cause any problems. 

Note: WPSD Local 6