Elkhart man accused of attempted arson now behind bars

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

An Elkhart man accused of trying to set his ex-wife and her home on fire is now behind bars more than three months after the alleged crime occurred.

That is according to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth.

Larry Haines, 46, was arrested on a warrant yesterday on charges of attempted arson, burglary, intimidation and battery by means of a deadly weapon.

It all unfolded back on May 16 when police say Haines kicked in the door of his ex-wife’s Baugo Township house in the 57000 block of Best Ave. and began spraying lighter fluid around the home and on her. He followed her as she tried to escape, sparking a propane torch and threatening to kill her.

The victim eventually got away, and Haines was arrested not far from the scene.

He was released from custody soon after when the prosecutor’s office declined to file charges.

Haines is currently being held in the Elkhart County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

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