A 38-year-old man was charged Tuesday with setting the fire that destroyed the Overland Park home of a former girlfriend he previously was accused of physically assaulting.
Glen Edward Hatchel is charged in Johnson County District Court with two counts of arson and one count of violating a protection order.
The early Saturday morning fire destroyed the house in the 16500 block of Metcalf Avenue. It also damaged a storage shed, according to Overland Park fire officials.
The woman who lived in the house was not home at the time of the fire.
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Last month, she obtained a court order of protection from Hatchel after he allegedly tried to kill her by choking her, according to court documents. He also allegedly broke her cellphone as she tried to call for help.
Hatchel was subsequently charged on Sept. 20 with aggravated battery and criminal damage to property. He posted bond and was released from jail on Sept. 29.
As a condition of his bond in the battery case, he was placed on house arrest with a GPS monitor.
Hatchel was arrested Saturday morning in Overland Park, and prosecutors filed a motion to revoke his bond for removing the GPS monitor and leaving the house in Kansas City, Kan., where he was staying.
Hatchel formerly dated and lived with the woman whose house was burned, according to the request for a protection order she filed.
He made his first court appearance on the new charges Tuesday afternoon. A judge set his bond at $200,000 in the arson case. His bond in the aggravated battery case is $100,000.