Suspect facing several charges for allegedly setting Canon City man on fire

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CANON CITY (KKTV) - A man is in critical condition after he was set on fire while sleeping in his car.

Jason Crowder, 40, woke up and managed to escape his vehicle, but was severely burned all over his body. The person who found him and called for help told the Fremont County Sheriff's Office the victim needed medical assistance immediately.

Despite his injuries, Crowder was able to identify the suspect to deputies. He was then airlifted to a burn unit.

The suspect, identified by Crowder as 34-year-old Michael Scarvarda, was later arrested. He's being held without bond on several charges, including fourth-degree arson and first-degree assault-disfigurement.

The incident was reported on Park Avenue in Canon City just before 3 Sunday morning.