Man accused of blowing up his house in Akron is now out of the hospital

Man accused of blowing up his house in Akron is now out of the hospital
Photo from the scene of the house explosion (Source WOIO)
Photo from the scene of the house explosion (Source WOIO)

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The man accused of blowing up his house in Akron is now out of the hospital.

Police said Rodney Hylton turned on the gas stove and an old gas water heater at his home on the 1200 block of Courtland Avenue on Feb. 7. The gas built up until something sparked the explosion, leveling the home.

Hylton was the only person injured.

He spent several weeks in the hospital. Hylton has pleaded not guilty to aggravated arson and arson.

He is being held on a $100,00 bond.

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