Linton man arrested after leaving scene of fire

Ryan Powell / Provided Photo
Ryan Powell / Provided Photo

JASONVILLE, Ind. (WTHI) – Jasonville Police Department arrested a Linton man after they saw him leaving the scene of a house fire on Sunday night.

Ryan Powell, 28 of Linton, is accused of setting fire to the outside of a home on North Washington Street in Jasonville late Sunday.

An on duty officer witnessed Powell leaving the scene and getting into a vehicle. As the officer got out of his patrol car the vehicle sped off.

The officer pursued the suspect in the vehicle south on Washington Street, west on Gray Street and stopped at the intersection of Gray and North Park Streets.

Powell got out of the car and informed the officer that the female driving the vehicle had no idea of the fire and that he was the only to blame.

After interviewed, the female driver was released. According to the affidavit, she thought they were going to look at a four-wheeler and that it was kind of late. She stated Powell got out of the vehicle saying he would be right back and the next she knew he came running back to the vehicle yelling for her to go.

Officials state Powell may have had issues with a resident at the home that was set on fire.

Powell is being held at the Greene County Jail.

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