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Latonia Standoff Suspect Indicted on Attempted Murder, Arson Charges

The man who holed himself up in a Latonia home for twenty hours and allegedly fired upon Covington Police and officers from other agencies was indicted Thursday morning by a Kenton County Grand Jury.

Michael Vaughan, 43, is now charged with six counts of attempted murder, first degree arson, and first degree wanton endangerment.

Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders declined to comment.

Vaughan was wounded in the December standoff around the same time that he is accused of setting the Michigan Avenue house on fire.

He remains a suspect in a fatal fire in Latonia where Vaughan's former father-in-law died.

On Tuesday, Vaughan spoke with The River City News at the Kenton County Detention Center where is being held on $250,000 bond. He claims that he suffers from post traumatic stress disorder related to his time in a war zone in Afhganistan.

Photo: Michael Vaughan/Kenton Co. Detention Center