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Export man gets up to 20 years for attacking wife, setting house on fire

Rich Cholodofsky
| Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
Daniel Rumon
Daniel Rumon

An Export man has been sentenced to serve up to 20 years in prison for an attack last year on his estranged wife and the arson of her home.

Daniel Rumon, 54, pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping, burglary, arson, terroristic threats and other offenses in connection with an incident Oct. 8 in Washington Township.

Police said Rumon barged into the home and confronted his estranged wife, Paula, as she got out of the shower, shoved her into the bedroom and bound her wrists and ankles with plastic zip ties.

According to court records, Paula Rumon was able to escape and drove herself to the state police barracks in Kiski.

When police responded to her home, they heard gunfire, saw the house ablaze and found Daniel Rumon unresponsive near a creek bed a short distance from the house.

Police said Daniel Rumon admitted to the attack and said he set a fire in the basement of the house.

Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court Judge Rita Hathaway sentenced Rumon to serve 10 to 20 years in prison and an additional five years on probation.

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