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Garfield Man Surrenders In Home Arson Attempt

Shakyl Ivy

GARFIELD, N.J. -- An 18-year-old Garfield man who authorities said tried to set a local tenant's house on fire after he asked a group of noisy teens to quiet down or leave turned himself in to face aggravated arson charges,  Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli.

Shakyl Ivy was being held on $75,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail.

Four people were inside the Palisade Avenue home -- among them an infant -- when Shakyl Ivy shouted "This is my block!" and poured gasoline around the front door around 9:20 p.m. Sept. 20, Molinelli said.

He took off before igniting the gas, the prosecutor said.

Ivy was among several teenagers who had "gathered outside of the house next door and were being loud," Molinelli said. "The tenant asked the boys to quiet down or move on from the area."

Ivy argued with the tenant, left then returned with the gasoline, he said.

Detectives obtained a fugitive warrant for Ivy -- who was out on $75,000 bail after being arrested late last month for a July robbery.

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