Sheriff: Someone tried to set home on fire while family slept

MECOSTA COUNTY, Mich. – The Mecosta County Sheriff says that someone tried to set a house on fire while a family slept inside this past weekend.

The incident happened in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 5 in Martiny Township, which is east of Big Rapids.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for tips that lead to an arrest in this case.

Anyone with information should call 231-592-0150 or email

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