A local man was responsible for methamphetamine manufacturing-related fire near a school. That's the findings of the Vanderburgh County Superior Court.
On Tuesday, 40-year-old Terry W. Rexing was convicted on several charges related to a meth making fire.
He was found guilty of dealing in methamphetamine (a class A Felony), possession of a precursor with intent to manufacture methamphetamine ( a class D Felony), maintaining a common nuisance (a class D felony), False Informing (a class B Misdemeanor), and criminal recklessness (a class B misdemeanor).
After the jury found Rexing guilty on all counts, the defendant admitted to being a Habitual Offender.
Rexing was arrested on August 2, 2012 after a second floor apartment that he rented caught fire. The apartment was less than 100 feet from Vogel Elementary School, where children were present at the time of the fire.
Once the fire was out and a search warrant was obtained, many methamphetamine making materials were located inside the apartment. The materials used to manufacture methamphetamine were found to be the cause of the fire.
Rexing faces 20-50 years for the Class A Felony, ½-3 years for each of the Class D Felonies and 0-180 days for each of the Class B Misdemeanors; all to be served in the Indiana Department of Corrections.
The Habitual Offender Enhancement will add 30 years on top of what he is sentenced to by Judge Robert Pigman on November 16, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
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