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Huntington man arrested for arson, stalking

A Huntington man is behind bars on preliminary charges of stalking and arson near Barbee Lake.

Posted: Nov 2, 2018 1:05 PM
Updated: Nov 5, 2018 8:53 AM

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WFFT)- A Huntington man is behind bars on preliminary charges of stalking and arson near Barbee Lake. 

On October 27th, a woman at a home in the 3000 block of 700 East reported a fire causing damage to her home. The blaze was determined to be arson, and caused an estimated $2,500 in damage. 

On October 31st, a second fire was reported. This was also ruled as an arson. 

After an investigation, police found 37-year-old Trenton C. Bowers of Huntington in the area of the residence with a lighter. Bowers admitted to setting two previous fires and said he had a previous relationship with the woman. 

Police booked Bowers into the Kosciusko County Jail Thursday night. 

Bowers was an employee with Huntington County Community Schools. The school district released a statement Friday saying Bowers was suspended from employment effective immediately. 

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