Man arrested again in Inverarden House arson case

In this September 2019, file photo, the historic Inverarden House on Montreal Road in Cornwall, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A man accused of trying to set fire to Inverarden House last year has been arrested again for an allegation he didn’t show up in Cornwall court.

David Schulte was charged in May 2020 after Cornwall firefighters were called to the historic site at 3550 Montreal Road after a tire was set on fire on the front porch. They were able to put it out with minimal damage.

Schulte was charged with arson and breach of probation for failing to keep the peace.

He had a court appearance scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 5. Court records checked by Cornwall Newswatch show the judge ordered a bench warrant for his arrest.

Schulte, 31, was arrested yesterday (Feb. 8) after he was seen by a city police officer near Walton Street.

He will be facing an additional criminal breach charge.

Schulte was released with a promise to appear in court April 20, 2021.