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Man charged in threats against sister

January 08, 2009

A Hagerstown man allegedly threatened to burn down his sister's house and chased her with a knife during an argument on Wednesday, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said.

Randy L. Sigler, 49, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, disorderly intoxication and two counts of threatening arson, the fire marshal's office said in a news release.

The fight happened at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Shirley Ann Finniff's home at 13610 Grandview Drive, which is off Maugans Avenue, north of Hagerstown.

The news release says an argument about property escalated and Sigler threatened to burn down Finniff's house. Sigler then pushed Finniff down, pulled a 5-inch knife out of his pocket and chased her through the house, the news release says.

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Finniff locked herself in a bedroom and called 911.

Sigler's bail was set at $300,000. He was being held at the Washington County Detention Center.

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