Update: Clay County man accused of stealing from, burning home says he's innocent

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MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - A Clay County man is behind bars after he was accused of setting someone's house on fire.

Police say Clyde Frost, of Manchester, broke into a home August 3rd.

Frost is accused of stealing clothes, knives, a purse, a TV and other personal items.

Before leaving, police say Frost then burned the house.

The home was destroyed in the fire.

Police arrested Frost Wednesday night and took him to the Clay County Detention Center, where he has to spend his 52nd birthday behind bars.

Frost told a WKYT reporter he is innocent and has an alibi to prove it.

"I'm innocent, man. I'm completely innocent," insisted Frost. "It's ridiculous. It's more than just ridiculous. It's awful, especially to be in here for something you didn't do."

Frost faces charges of theft by unlawful taking, second-degree arson and first-degree criminal mischief.

"I'm not into robbery and I'm sure not into burning nothing down," said Frost. "Especially somebody that I don't even know and got nothing against."

Frost says he was in another part of the county looking for his girlfriend's dog the day the fire happened.

"I love her so much and she had this little dog, and I had been out for three days and three nights trying to find her little dog right there," Frost explained. "I just feel railroaded, man."

Frost will be arraigned August 20th.

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