Cars allegedly set on fire

Suspect charged with arson, misconduct at emergency

By Jeff Gilliland - [email protected]



A Hillsboro man who allegedly set three cars on fire and argued with firefighters is facing two charges, including a felony, as the result of a Wednesday incident.

Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera said his office received a call at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday reporting three cars on fire on SR 753, south of Carmel.

When firefighters arrived on the scene Barrera said they were confronted by a male who got into an argument with them and told the firefighters to get off his property. The firefighters extinguished the flames and when sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene Adam Denner, 32, of 5290 SR 753, was arrested and charged with arson, a fourth-degree felony, and misconduct at the scene of an emergency, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.

Barrera said the incident allegedly started with a domestic incident between Denner and his girlfriend and that Denner apparently set one or two of the cars on fire. Barrera said one of the cars was a fairly nice Chevrolet Aveo. He also said Denner was yelling and screaming at the firefighters.

The sheriff said Denner was arrested without incident.

The case remains under investigation, Barrera said.

Denner was arraigned Thursday morning in Hillsboro Municipal Court. His case was set for a pretrial at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 and his bond was set at $15,000 plus an OR bond.

Denner remained in custody Thursday evening, according to the sheriff’s office website.

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Suspect charged with arson, misconduct at emergency

By Jeff Gilliland

[email protected]