Man accused of threatening to burn mother-in-law

Man accused of threatening to burn mother-in-law

From the Las Vegas Optic

A Mora County man covered a house with gasoline and threatened to burn a woman and the home, according to a criminal complaint filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court.

Vion R. Szpakowski, 57, of Holman — identified in some court records as Vion Fzpakowiski — was arrested Friday and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on one felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, as well as a misdemeanor charge for violating a restraining order.

New Mexico State Police responded to a Mora County home around 9 a.m. Friday and located Szpakowski on the property, where he also lives, though in a separate residence. He smelled of gasoline, according to the criminal complaint, and told police he was upset because he believed family members were attempting to steal his father’s life insurance fund.