TWO YEARS AFTER AN INDIANA MAN WAS SET ON FIRE AND KILLED, POLICE MAKE ARREST IN CASE

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Source: Jennings County Sheriff; Sawyer-Pickett Funeral

Mar. 4 2021, Updated 6:04 p.m. ET

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Nearly two years after an Indiana man was set on fire and killed, police say they have arrested the man who committed the murder.  

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In May of 2019, Robert Head, Jr. was set on fire while in a vehicle, according to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office. He would die from his injuries, but no one was charged with his murder, that is until this week. 

Investigators from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office spent almost two years gathering evidence and conducting interviews, authorities said. 

As a result, deputies arrested Michael Hubbard, 37, in connection to the incident. That arrest took place on March 2, around 11:20 p.m.. Members of the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office served the arrest warrant for murder and arson. 

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Police have not released a motive for what led Hubbard to allegedly set Head on fire. 

Hubbard is currently being held in the Jennings County Jail on no bond.

The incident occurred in May 2019, but Head died in June 2019. He was survived by his son, Austin Robert, siblings and a companion.

“He worked at Rose Acre Farms for over 20 years and he enjoyed fishing, animals (raising his dogs), music and spending time with his friends,” his obituary read.

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