SLEEP­ING MAN IS SET ON FIRE IN HIS VE­HI­CLE

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Jesse Paul

A 40-year-old man sleep­ing in­side his ve­hi­cle in Cañon City was set on fire and crit­i­cally hurt early Sun­day, au­thor­i­ties say.

The Fre­mont County Sher­iff’s Of­fice said Ja­son Crow­der was se­verely burned at about 3 a.m. on the 1600 block of Park Av­enue. A caller told in­ves­ti­ga­tors that Crow­der’s ve­hi­cle, in which he had been liv­ing, was “fully en­gulfed in flames.”

Crow­der was flown to a burn cen­ter for treat­ment. An up­date on his con­di­tion Mon­day was not re­leased.

Crow­der told the sher­iff ’s of­fice that 34-year-old Michael Scar­vada, of Cañon City, set him ablaze, deputies say.

Scavarda was ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent. He was taken to the Fre­mont County jail, where he is be­ing held with­out bail on sus­pi­cion of first-de­gree as­sault, fourth-de­gree ar­son, first­de­gree bur­glary and reck­less en­dan­ger­ment.

The sher­iff’s of­fice has not re­lease fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the case, in­clud­ing a sus­pected mo­tive, and said its in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing.

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