Man indicted on claim he set fiancee's home ablaze

May 22, 2013 1:50:29 PM PDT
A grand jury has indicted a North Texas man who authorities say threatened his fiancee with a handgun and then set her home on fire during a police standoff.

The Dallas Morning News reports that 38-year-old William Chad Coleman was indicted Tuesday in Collin County and remains in jail on a variety of charges that include arson and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Coleman's fiancee told police he threatened her with the gun March 18 during an argument. Police responded to the home and say they saw Coleman through a window with several weapons. They say he set a fire that destroyed the structure. Coleman is a former Dallas firefighter.

He's being held on a $275,000 bond. An attorney for Coleman was not immediately available for comment Wednesday.

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