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Ex charged with setting garage fire

A Fort Wayne man, upset that he had to move out of the home where his ex-wife and her new husband lived, allegedly returned to the home and set fire to the garage, according to a probable cause affidavit.

On May 13, the Fort Wayne Fire Department were called to a detached-garage fire, where investigators determined that the fire likely started in a pile of trash and paper in a corner of the garage.

The location was not identified in court documents.

The fire spread throughout the garage, which sustained extensive fire damage, the documents said.

The home’s owner told the fire department investigator that her husband recently asked her ex-husband, 25-year-old Nathaniel L. Woods, to move out.

She said Woods made threats to burn down the home after he was asked to leave, according to the affidavit.

A few days later, Woods’ father brought him to meet with the investigator, and he admitted he set the fire in the garage, the affidavit said.

Woods said he was angry that he was asked to leave the house and said that if he wasn’t able to be with his ex-wife, he didn’t want anyone to be with her, although he did not specifically threaten her new husband, according to the report.

Woods was being held Thursday in lieu of $12,500 bail.

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