Last updated at 6:10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25


A Fairbanks man is in custody for allegedly setting an occupied vehicle on fire on Thursday, according to Alaska State Troopers.


In an online dispatch, troopers said they responded to a report of a man “pouring gas on a vehicle and setting it on fire with people inside,” just after 4 p.m.


Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said there were two people inside the vehicle at the time.


“They were able to get out without being injured,” she explained in an email. “They were in a confrontation with another individual. Dexter [Reedy] was an acquaintance with the other individual. And joined the confrontation.”


Troopers located 27-year-old Reedy, of Fairbanks, in the area of the report. Their investigation resulted in charges against him of first-degree arson, third-degree assault, reckless endangerment and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons.


Reedy was booked at the Fairbanks Correctional Center and is being held without bail, according to troopers.


According to online court documents, Reedy was arraigned on Friday in Fairbanks.