Fletcher’s employee arrested for setting coworker on fire

When Bourlier returned from lunch, he told his coworker, ‘This isn’t over yet,’ poured brake fluid on him and set him on fire

casey bourlierPHOENIX – Casey Bourlier, 23, was arrested by Phoenix Police early Sunday morning and booked into Maricopa County Jail, where he is being held without bond, on two counts of aggravated assault, causing serious injury to a co-worker.

Both men are employed by Fletcher’s Tire and Auto Service located at 2825 W. Carefree Highway.

Bourlier allegedly doused his coworker with brake fluid and lit him on fire.

The victim, who was not identified, suffered burns from his elbows down and was admitted to the Arizona Burn Center where he is still being treated.

According to Phoenix Police Sgt. Steve Martos, Bourlier claimed the incident was not intentional and was the result of horseplay they had both been involved in throughout the day.

Apparently, when Bourlier returned from lunch he told his coworker, “This isn’t over yet,” poured brake fluid on him and set him on fire.

It has not yet been established if either of the two men were involved in the theft of a Maricopa County reserve deputy’s vehicle, which was dropped off for servicing a week earlier at the same Fletcher’s.

According to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, calls were coming in reporting a Crown Victoria pulling people over and asking for their driver’s license. Because the driver was not in a uniform and couldn’t produce a badge or ID, drivers were reluctant to hand over their identification.

The vehicle, positively identified as the one belonging to the reserve deputy was later found burned in a remote area in New River.

MCSO said that incident is still under investigation.

In addition to the two counts of felony aggravated assault, Bourlier also had an active arrest warrant from March for failure to appear in court on felony charges of possession/use of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, most likely the reason he is being held without bond.

Bourlier also has a history of failure to appear.

After being arrested in Phoenix for shoplifting in 2006, Bourlier failed to appear until he was arrested in March 2011 on the drug and paraphernalia charges.

In 2007, Bourlier was cited for driving on a suspended license, suspended for failure to appear and/or failure to pay a fine along with a stop sign violation. He pled guilty or responsible to both charges and his bail was forfeited to pay the fine imposed.

Bourlier, who also pled guilty in August 2009 to a charge of consuming liquor in public, is scheduled to appear in early disposition court tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.