Another arrest has been made in a trailer fire investigation in Hamlet.
North Judson officers brought in Heather Mann on Monday, April 14 to question her about the Tuesday, April 8 trailer fire at 504 North Starke Street, lot 10 in Hamlet. Firefighters reportedly found a meth lab in the smoldering debris.
After the interview conducted by Hamlet police officers she was placed into custody and booked into the Starke County Jail. She was arrested on preliminary charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of two or more precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, and visiting a common nuisance.
Mann allegedly fled from the residence on foot after the fire broke out and before police officers and firefighters arrived at the scene.
The trailer was owned by 45-year-old David Salyer who was arrested shortly after the fire. Salyer was arrested on preliminary charges of manufacture and possession of methamphetamine, possession of two or more precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, false informing and maintaining a common nuisance.
The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation with the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.