A Scottsdale man is accused of setting his apartment curtains on fire after throwing items at officers from his second story window.
Scottsdale police report that on August 17 they were called to an apartment complex near 68th Street and Camelback Road. They say a woman was awoken when her boyfriend broke into her apartment unit and argued with her about a missing laptop computer. The woman left the unit to look in her car for the laptop and alerted a neighbor to contact police.
While the victim was out of the apartment, 31-year-old William Cody Blount locked her out of the apartment and showed her an obituary of her grandfather, setting it on fire in front of her.
When officers arrived, Blount allegedly threw several objects at them from the second story window and set the curtains on fire.
After evacuating adjacent apartment units, police tried to get Blount to exit the apartment. Blount refused to come out, threatening to kill the officers and himself if they entered.
Officers breached the apartment door and sent in a drone to check on Blount who was found to be unconscious inside a bedroom, possibly due to an overdose.
After being revived Blount reportedly assaulted a nurse at the hospital. He's being charged with arson.