A two-day trial has been set for July 11-12 for a 34-year-old man facing an allegation of aggravated arson following an alleged suicide attempt that destroyed his mother’s home in Nibley.

Christopher Lescoe was arrested in March after he allegedly started a fire inside the residence in what Cache County Sheriff deputies say was a suicide attempt after a dispute with his brother involving a firearm.

“The two fought over the gun while Chris was yelling at his brother to shoot and kill him. Law enforcement were called to the scene and Chris went into his mother’s house and began to move furniture around and barricade himself in the house,” states an affidavit in support of his arrest.

Shortly after this, law enforcement officers who were staged outside of the home said they saw flames inside the building.

Lescoe was eventually taken into custody and involuntarily committed to the Behavioral Health Unit at Logan Regional Hospital. Upon his release the following day, he was booked into the Cache County Jail, where he remains.

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Amy Macavinta is the crime reporter for The Herald Journal. She can be reached at amacavinta@hjnews.com.