Anderson attempted arson arrest, second suspect sought

Apr 7, 2016 7:21 PM by News Staff

Shasta County investigators are searching for a man who, along with a woman, allegedly drenched a bedroom with gasoline over a rent dispute.

55-year-old Mark Blake, and 42-year-old Semone White, are accused of smashing out the window of a home at the 6900 Block of Banigan Road in Anderson early this morning.

Deputies said the suspects poured gas into the room where two tenants were sleeping because they had not been paying rent.

White waa arrested on scene, however, Blake fled before deputies arrived.

He is sought for charges of criminal threats and attempted arson.

If you see Blake, you are asked to contact the Shasta County Sheriff's office.

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