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Argument Leads to Arson Charge
WATERLOO, IA (CBS2/FOX28) -- A Waterloo man is facing charges after threatening to kill his girlfriend following an argument.
The incident happened Sunday around 5:15 PM at the home at 702 Western Ave in Waterloo.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Black Hawk County, Vu Thanh Nguyen, 41, doused the residence with gasoline and wanted to burn down the structure.
Police found a large red gasoline container in the yard and smelled a strong odor of gasoline when they arrived.
No fire was started.
Nguyen now faces a first degree felony charge, a class B felony. He also faces a charge of first degree harassment, an aggravated misdemeanor.
Nguyen was arrested and taken to the Black Hawk County Jail.