Man suspected of burning down Overland Park home and outbuilding charged with 2 counts of arson
JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — Prosecutors filed arson charges on Tuesday against a man after a fire destroyed an Overland Park home and outbuilding Saturday.
Glen Hatchel faces two counts of arson and one count of violating a protection order. The last charge suggests he and his victim had history.
Hatchel is suspected of burning down a home near 165th Street and Metcalf on Saturday.
Firefighters entered the home, but had to retreat due to the large volume of fire. They believed the home to be unoccupied, which a search later confirmed.
The home is a total loss. No one was injured in the blaze.
The Overland Park Fire Department called the fire an act of arson later Saturday. The two separate fires led crews to suspect the fire was intentionally set.
Authorities said a further investigation revealed additional evidence to conclude the cause to be arson.
Hatchel is expected to appear in court Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.