Man Wanted For Attempted Murder, Arson In Ocean County

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TOMS RIVER – Law enforcement officials are looking for a man wanted for aggravated arson and attempted murder.

Kenneth Lyons, 36, of Ocean, is wanted in connection to a fire he allegedly set to a Toms River home in April.

At 1:30 a.m. April 7, a structure fire erupted at 6 Castro Grove Road in Toms River. Toms River officers noticed suspicious circumstances surrounding the fire. An investigation led police to Lyons, who is an acquaintance of the victim.

Lyons is 5’9″ and 204 pounds.

Anyone who knows where Lyons is asked to contact Toms River Detective Andrew Chencharik at 732-349-0150, ext. 1338, their local police or the U.S. Marshals Service by e-mail at All information is confidential.