Paradise man arrested for alleged arson

Aug 18, 2014 9:22 AM

Paradise police officers last night responded to reports of a fire behind Grocery Outlet on 6020 Clark Road just before 11:30, arresting one suspect.

Safeway employees alerted officers of the fire where 30-year-old Jonathaon Cooper was attempting to hide in the bushes.

Witnesses said Cooper was fanning the flames of the fire.

Investigation determined Cooper had started two fires.
One fire destroyed a recycling bin belonging to North Valley Recycling and scorched the brick wall of the building. The second fire was burning in a large cardboard recycling bundle.

Cooper was booked into Butte County Jail on two charges of arson.

His bail was set at $100,000.


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