Arson suspect attempts to evade arrest, escape custody three times in one day

Feb 8, 2016 12:50 PM by David McVicker

A man thought to be involved in an overnight arson in Anderson got a double dose of a taser after he attempted to escape being arrested three separate times Sunday.

Anderson Police were called to the scene of a house fire around 1:35 a.m. on the 1500 block of First Street. Officers reported one person was inside the house as it was burning down. Officers tried to evacuate the would-be victim however, they reported he was not being compliant.

Floyd Jacob Casados Jr., 33, ran out of the house and attempted to flee the officers after they saw evidence of a marijuana grow operation in the burning home. Once outside the burning home, Anderson Police said Casados was not obey commands from police and was tased and arrested. Police said Casados admitted he was intoxicated at the time.

When the suspect was being taken to the jail to be booked, Casados kicked another inmate in the face and attempted to escape the jailhouse. The suspect was arrested, booked and released from the jail.

Cal Fire investigators determined later that Casados intentionally set the fire and set to re-arrest Casados. Once again, Casados attempted to evade the officers, this time choosing to run across Highway 273. Casados was eventually taken back into custody and charged with suspicion of arson, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest.


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