Alert Police Officer Arrests Attempted Arsonist

Alert Police Officer Arrests Attempted Arsonist

An alert Jasonville police officer arrests a man moments after he tried to set fire to a house.
An alert police officer in Jasonville arrested a man moments after he allegedly tried to set a home on fire.

Jasonville Police Sergeant Brian Pilant saw Ryan Powell running from a house late Sunday night then get into a waiting car.

Moments later, Pilant saw flames coming from plastic that was wrapped around the house.

The officer caught the car after a pursuit and arrested Powell.

Police think Powell may have had an issue with the resident of the house.

He's been initially charged with arson.

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