Update: Charges in this case have been filed against 41-year-old Jason Eckes this afternoon. He will now face one count of 1st degree assault and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Bond has been set at $250,000 cash-only. Eckes remains in custody in the Johnson County jail.
Emergency crews in Warrensburg responded to reports of a fire Monday night just before 11:30. According the the report, they discovered a 29-year-old male who had been doused with a flammable liquid and ignited during a confrontation with a 41-year-old male.
The victim sustained severe burns to his upper body and was transported to a burn unit in the Kansas City area.
The suspect in the case is being held pending the filing of formal charges. No update on the condition of the victim has been given at this time.