Ramell Cooper, 32, of 26 Champlain Ave., was arraigned Aug. 24 at First District Court in Hempstead and ordered held on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.
Detectives said Cooper was nabbed Friday afternoon at his 28-year-old girlfriend’s house on Stowe Place in Hempstead. In a news release, police said Cooper went inside his girlfriend’s house, grabbed some of her clothes and brought them outside.
Once he was in the driveway, he allegedly doused the clothes with gasoline and set the pile ablaze. The flames were so intense, cops said, that the home suffered fire and damage.
Hempstead firefighters responded and extinguished the blaze. Two women and a 5-year-old child inside the house were not hurt.
Hempstead Village cops responded to the scene and arrested Cooper after finding him under the oil tank in the home’s boiler room, a news release said.
He was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, as well as fourth-degree and fifth-degree arson.
Police said he also had an open family court warrant.
Cooper is due back in court on Aug. 27.