Crime Update: Berthoud woman claims man set her on fire

Allec Brust

Larimer County police were called in response to a 911 call from a woman claiming a man set her on fire. last Wednesday November 9.

The call came from the 600 block of South County Road 31 in Berthoud. When deputies arrived, they noticed a detached garage was burning near the residence. A 50-year-old woman with significant burn injuries was inside the residence.

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Berthoud Fire Protection District was able to extinguish the flame. Jacob Anderson, the suspect, was brought into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant. The woman who was injured was taken to a local hospital to be assessed.

The investigation is ongoing, Anderson is now being held on allegations of second degree assault and domestic violence. 

Collegian reporter Allec Brust can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @Brustyyy.