The Clark County grand jury has indicted a man for allegedly setting his girlfriend’s apartment on fire earlier this summer.
Glenn D. Johnston, 50, was indicted Thursday for first-degree arson in the Aug. 27 incident, which began as a medical call but changed once Johnston was in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Police said Johnston told paramedics he started a fire in his girlfriend’s apartment at 608 Westwood Drive before he left and walked to College Park. He also said he and his girlfriend had been in an argument about 30 minutes earlier.
Winchester firefighters and police officers were both called to the apartment, where they found the fire on one of the beds. Officials said the fire was contained to the bedroom, but the rest of the apartment received heat and smoke damage. Two neighboring apartments also received some damage from smoke or water.
When detectives interviewed Johnston later, he again admitted setting the mattress on fire.
Johnston was originally arrested for eight counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, for the others in the apartment building, but he was not indicted for those.
The grand jury also returned the following indictments Thursday:
— James Tyler Wells, first-degree burglary (two counts), second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking — firearm (six counts).
— Samuel Rogers, driving under the influence (misdemeanor).
— Cedric Guinn, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, receiving stolen property.
— Robbelle Rogers, trafficking in marijuana more than five pounds.
— Christopher F. Gilvin, first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary (three counts), attempted second-degree burglary.
— George F. Adams, complicity to commit theft by unlawful taking.
The grand jury also returned a no true bill for Todd M. Lee.
Contact Fred Petke at firstname.lastname@example.org.