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Safarik was arrested and held in the county jail for a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Warren County Court.
The apartment resident, who urged Judge Gary Loxley against Safarik being released, told police she didn’t know Safarik and was in Loveland at the time of the fire.
Safarik waived his right to a preliminary hearing, and the case was bound over for review by a grand jury. His bond remained at $350,000.
At the time of his arrest, Safarik was already wanted on two felony drug warrants and for failing to appear in court in Waynesville, according to the police report.