Fort Wayne man accused of arson, burglary gets more charges

(photo Supplied/ FWPD)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO):  More charges have been filed for a man behind an arson that sent police officers to the hospital.

31-year-old Justin Pease wanted to get his bond reduced in Allen Superior Court Thursday, and not only did he not succeed there, he received three additional arson charges related to the April incident, according to the News-Sentinel.

The Fort Wayne Police Department say Pease went to his girlfriend’s house on the corner of St. Mary’s and Margaret Avenue early in the morning on April 2. He broke in the house by breaking a glass door.

After he broke in, police say he stabbed two people. Then he locked himself in an upstairs room and started a fire when he heard police sirens.

Three police officers entered the home because they thought Pease had a hostage. Once inside, officers found a woman in a room and got her out. Officers kicked in the door of the room Pease was in and pulled him out.

During the process, all officers were exposed to smoke inhalation and later sent to a hospital.

The three arson felonies add to an already-growing list of charges. He’s also facing 11 burglary charges, along with arson and battery felonies and misdemeanors of resisting law enforcement.

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