Police arrived around 9:30 p.m. Monday to a mobile home on fire in the 3100 block of West Chain of Rocks Road in Granite City. Witnesses told police the fire was started intentionally. The people inside the mobile home all escaped the fire safely.
George Garcia, 18, fought the owner of the mobile home and then barricaded the trailer entrance and set the home on fire, police said.
The Madison County State's Attorney Office charged Garcia with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of aggravated arson.
His bond was set at $750,000 and he is currently being held at the Madison County jail.