LAWTON, Ok (RNN Texoma) - A Lawton man is in jail facing a felony charge for allegedly attempting to use a homemade Molotov cocktail on a north Lawton home.
According to court documents, 37-year-old Floyd Swayzer was arrested on June 7 after police responded to a report of a man acting suspiciously with gasoline.
When officers arrived in the 1300 block of NW Taft, witnesses told them a man, later identified as Swayzer, had been seen pouring gasoline into a plastic bottle and then adding a makeshift fuse to the top. The witnesses told police Swayzer was attempting to burn down a nearby home and had poured gasoline in the yard as well. A resident was reportedly inside the house at the time.
Swayzer was identified by witnesses and ran from police when they attempted to take him into custody. He was caught after a short foot chase. In the report, the arresting officer said Swayzer smelled like gas as he was being taken into custody. A lighter was also found near the scene.
Swayzer is facing one felony charge of Malicious Mischief. He is being held on $5,000 bond.