Fremont County

Man arrested for setting sleeping man on fire


A Fremont County man is recovering after he was set on fire.

It happened early Saturday morning in the 1600 block of Park Avenue in Canon City.

Investigators say the victim, Jason Crowder, was sleeping when he was set on fire. He was burned over much of his body. At last update, he was in critical condition.

Michael Scavarda is facing several charges including assault, burglary, and arson.

He is being held without bond.

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