Ex-boyfriend charged with setting Georgetown home on fire

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — A Georgetown man has been charged with arson causing bodily injury for a fire that occurred last fall.

Georgetown emergency officials responded Oct. 28, 2014 to a home at 1818 South Church St. after a fire was reported. The homeowner told police she believed her ex-boyfriend, Michael Greim, was responsible for starting the fire.

She also told police that Greim had taken both of her vehicles and accused him of burglarizing her home just four days before the fire. The woman also said Greim stalked her following a recent surgery and she reached out to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office for help keeping him away.

The Georgetown Fire Marshal and State of Texas Fire Marshal collected samples from the home a few days after the fire and determined arson was the cause of the fire.

Greim initially said he was in San Antonio when he heard about the fire but could not say who broke the news to him. He later changed his story to say he heard the news on Facebook after police questioned a post Grime posted saying “do something dangerous and run like hell.”

According to an arrest affidavit, Georgetown Police detectives obtained Greim’s cellphone records in late January through a search warrant and were able to determine the location of the phone at the time of the fire. The GPS coordinates were able to determine Greim was using the cell phone at the time of the fire on East 17 1/2 Street, which borders South Church Street to the south.

He is also charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle. Bond was set at $50,000.

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