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NORTH VERNON, Ind. — A man from North Vernon has been arrested after police say he attacked another man with a blowtorch and robbed him.

Jennings County Sheriff’s deputies were called to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital just before 8 p.m. Tuesday after learning about a man there with severe burns who said he’d been robbed and burned with a blowtorch.

Investigators were able to identify 27-year-old James Robbins as the suspect, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators got a search warrant for Robbins’ home, where they found items belonging to the victim as well as methamphetamine, marijuana, syringes, and drug paraphernalia.

Robbins was arrested and faces charges of robbery, battery, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of paraphernalia.

He was being held Wednesday in the Jennings County Jail.