Victim's brother says argument lead to Greenbrier County house fire
One Greenbrier County man is dead and another behind bars tonight after an argument turned into a house fire.
The fire happened just after midnight Tuesday night in Leslie Bottoms, near Quinwood.
Nothing but ashes is left of Dennis and Kenneth Williams' home after a fire had the house engulfed within minutes.
Kenneth said, "I just thought oh my gosh my brother is in there, I tried to get him out it was just too hot to get him out."
35-year-old Harvey Lee Davis is charged with felony murder as a result of arson after Greenbrier County Sheriff's deputies found the body of 56-year-old Dennis Williams in his burned home.
Dennis' brother said the two men lived together in the home with the suspect, Davis.
He said they got into an argument after Davis stole their chainsaw and before he knew it the couches on the back porch were up in flames.
Kenneth said, "We got in an argument over it last night and we told him he better bring the chainsaw back we know where it is and he said he was going to bring it back. The next thing you know my house is on fire it happened so quick."
Although Williams invited the suspect to stay at his home, he said warning signs of danger were there.
Kenneth said, "I knew he was probably capable of this because he made threats all the time."
Neighbors who grew up with Williams said he's a man who everyone here knew.
Karla Burns of Rainelle said, "I went to school with him and I was friends with him, good friends and I will miss him simply because of what was."
Greenbrier County Sheriff Jan Cahill said the investigation is ongoing and more charges could be on the way.
If you would like to help Kenneth Williams who was left homeless, donations can be sent to P.O. Box 680 in Leslie, West Virginia 25972 or call him at (304) 575-0887.
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