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FBI agent's husband accused of burning her car

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The husband of an FBI agent is accused of setting the agent's government-owned car on fire with her guns and property inside.

Portland Fire & Rescue investigators believe 44-year-old David Powers set fire to his wife's government issued 2009 Dodge Charger. The couple is in the process of separating, according to investigators.

According to the affidavit, the agent said "Powers had been noticeably depressed for the last few weeks."

She was out of the house on July 21 when her car burned inside her garage with her FBI-issued handgun, rifle and a personal gun inside.

A neighbor reported smelling gasoline from inside the garage before the fire, then heard a loud sound come from the garage, saw smoke and called 911, according to court documents.

Powers was found in the couple's home on with burns to his arms, hands and face.  Investigators said he was treated at a hospital's burn center, where he remained until August 3rd, when he was taken into custody by Portland police.

He's been charged with arson of a U.S. government vehicle. Powers is due in court for a hearing on August 9th.

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