TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A Terre Haute man will face arson charges after police say he set fire to his own home.
The fire happened last week at a house on south 13th and a Half Street.
Terre Haute police arrested Wayne Wilkinson.
According to court documents, Wilkinson asked a neighbor for a cigarette. According to the witness, when they told Wilkonson they didn't have any, he said, "I am just going to burn this f***** house down then."
The neighbor also believed Wilkinson was on drugs.
A family member told police it appeared a line of fire was going from the porch into the house, thinking it could have been a line of gas.
Police searched the neighborhood for Wilkinson but were unable to find him. West Terre Haute officers later arrested him near a gas station.
Wilkinson was charged with arson. He will be back in court on Wednesday.