Flathead County Man Charged With Attempted Arson, Assault

By Beacon Staff

A 27-year-old Flathead County man faces an attempted arson charge after allegedly trying to set a house on fire during a fight with his fiancee.

Steven Scheffler was arrested Saturday and is jailed on $40,000 bail.

A witness told officers that Scheffler and his fiancee were fighting, he pushed her into the snow and then sprayed lighter fluid and charcoal fuel onto the house and tried to start a fire with his lighter.

The house did not catch fire. Scheffler was arrested while his fiancee was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries.

Scheffler also faces a charge of part-family member assault.

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