Investigators say Michael Rinks tried to set his ex-girlfriend’s house on fire this weekend while she was still inside.
Firefighters say when they made the scene Saturday, smoke was pouring from the outside of the house in 4300 block of Raleigh-LaGrange. Crews say there was a strong chemical odor and it appeared that someone had circled the outside of the home with a flammable substance and set it on fire.
Rinks, 49, was arrested Monday, Aug. 25 and faces two counts of aggravated arson. He’s being held on $350,000 bond.