Man sets house, car on fire following a dispute over a photo

Deputies with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to multiple fires early Saturday Morning.

The first was reported as a vehicle that was stuck in a large creek bed fully engulfed in flames just south of 1st street in Hardin. Officers met with members of the Hardin-South Marshall Fire Department at the scene. It was suspected that the vehicle had purposely been set on fire.

While First Responders were on scene battling the vehicle blaze, another call came in of a structure fire at 163 Commerce Street, Hardin, KY. The residence was occupied by a Connie Ham, of Hardin. The vehicle ablaze in the creek bed was also registered to Connie Ham. Upon investigation by Deputies, it was determined that Ham’s alleged boyfriend, Corey Glentz, had started both fires.

Glentz was still at the scene of the house fire when deputies arrived. Glentz told deputies he had been in a dispute with Ham over a “picture.” Glentz told deputies he had set fire to the vehicle in the creek and returned to the house to set the house on fire.

Ham and two juveniles were in the house at the time the blaze started. Everyone was able to get out safely.

Corey Glentz, 22, of Wingo, is charged with:

Arson 1st Degree
Criminal Mischief 1st Degree

Anyone who has further information on this crime, or any crime in our community is urged to call the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office 270-527-3112 or 270-527-1333.

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