Sunday , 3 March 2024
Home Uncategorized 26-year-old man released from IN prison after being misidentified as suspect who started fire in jail’s lobby
Uncategorized

26-year-old man released from IN prison after being misidentified as suspect who started fire in jail’s lobby

https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2022/06/931/523/ALL_CUSTOM_FS_LOCAL_NEWS_IN_GENERAL.png?ve=1&tl=1

A 26-year-old man has been released after being misidentified as the person who walked into a northwestern Indiana jail, poured an accelerant on the floor and started a small fire, court records say.

Charges against the man were dismissed Wednesday, The Times of Northwest Indiana reported, citing court records.

The charges were dismissed because the detective filing the charges believes the man was misidentified as the perpetrator, according to a motion to dismiss filed Tuesday.

INDIANA OFFICIALS QUICKLY EXTINGUISH FIRE STARTED BY MAN IN JAIL’S LOBBY

A judge granted the motion Wednesday, according to court records.

Indiana Fox News graphic

A man has been released from prison after being misidentified as the suspect who started a fire in the prison’s lobby.

Surveillance video showed a man entered the jail lobby, doused the floor with gasoline, lit a stack of papers on fire and then tossed them on the floor, sending fire across the lobby. It was quickly extinguished.

INDIANA INMATE DEAD, 2 OTHERS INJURED IN STATE PRISON FIRE

No one was injured.

A jail consultant estimated fire damages at between $6,500 and $8,500, a probable cause affidavit said.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

A witness told police that before the fire, the man came up to her at the front desk and spoke erratically about the current and previous governors of Indiana and President Joe Biden. He was carrying a gallon-sized jug filled with a yellow liquid, she said.

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Russian apartment building attacked by alleged drones from Ukrainian forces: state media

A drone crashed into an apartment building in St. Petersburg Saturday morning,...

Meloni’s shift from anti-globalist to pro-Europe, Biden buddy infuriates base: ‘Will not vote for her anymore’

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni met with President Biden this week, calling...

Canada pledges millions to ‘gender-inclusive’ effort to remove landmines from Ukraine

Join Fox News for access to this content Plus special access to...

World, UN signal no exit for civilians caught up in Gaza war: ‘Politically toxic’

Join Fox News for access to this content Plus special access to...