Man charged with setting fire to home of ex-wife

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A Concord man has been charged with arson, accused of setting fire to the Rockwell home of his ex-wife.

Bryan Adam Brindle, 34, of the 800 block of Chalice Street in Concord, is charged with felony second degree arson and felony breaking and entering.

According to the report at the Rowan Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the 100 block of Johnson Dairy Road on Wednesday to a fire that had been set.

A deputy spotted Brindle standing next to a white pick up truck.  According to the report, the deputy noticed the smell of fuel on Brindle.

"Mr. Brindle's face was emotionless and his eyes were fixated in a stare," the report said.

The deputy told Brindle he was holding him for his own safety, the safety of the deputy and the safety of the fire department that responded that responded to the call.

Brindle told the deputy, "Well I should hope so, I just set a house of fire," the report said.

Brindle admitted to pouring gasoline at several spots in the house, then lighting it on fire.

According to the report, Brindle told the deputy that he and his wife had been separated for a little over a year and that he had just found out about "some things she had been keeping from him and he snapped."

Brindle is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.