A Southeast Side man who allegedly set fires outside his ex-girlfriend's garage in January appeared in bond court Saturday on a felony arson charge.
Prosecutors said Norman W. Cage, 58, became upset after his ex-girlfriend moved some of his possessions to an area outside of her garage. After Cage threatened to burn down her garage, the woman told police she smelled something burning outside her home on Jan. 3.
The woman found newspapers ignited underneath her garage door and under a fence that ran along the garage in the 7300 block of South Emerald Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood, police records show. The fires self-extinguished, prosecutors said.
Police, who had been seeking Cage, arrested him Thursday afternoon. In addition to the arson charge, he faces a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.
Cage, of the 10200 block of South Torrence Avenue in the South Deering neighborhood, appeared in bond court Saturday before Judge Laura Marie Sullivan. She ordered him held on $50,000 bail.