Police arrest suspect in fatal trailer fire

HURRICANE — Hurricane police have arrested Stacy Barnard, 43, for allegedly starting the trailer fire that killed one person early Wednesday morning.

Barnard was arrested today and charged with aggravated arson after investigators found evidence that led them to believe that accelerant was used to start the blaze that took the life of an adult male who was in the trailer when it caught fire, Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell wrote in a statement.

“Evidence shows (Barnard) was living in the residence and was in a relationship with a male, and it was determined that the deceased subject was male,” Buell wrote.

Police are awaiting the results of a medical examination before they release the identity of the victim.  Buell said additional charges may be filed against Barnard, pending the outcome of the medical examination and autopsy. Barnard is being held at Purgatory Correctional Facility where bail has been set at $100,000.

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5 Comments

  • ladybugavenger January 1, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Wasn’t she also in the trailer at the time of the fire? The story isn’t convincing me that she is guilty…..not yet….du du duhhhhn…need more details please 😉 prayers for the women and the families in this difficult time. May God give you the answers you seek.

  • sleuther January 1, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I thought she escaped the fire. Need more details. Not convinced its arson. Prayers to the family. I hope the truth is revealed.

  • San January 2, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Hurricane Police also arrested a man, same last name but 19 years younger, today. He was picked up on warrants, but ya gotta wonder…

  • sleuther January 2, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    There are some pieces missing in this puzzle.

  • ladybugavenger January 2, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    I wonder. There is more to this. Any more details available?

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