Oct 16, 2014 12:44 PM by News Staff
Prosecutors say the man facing an arson charge for a wildfire that tore through a Northern California town appeared to want to destroy an apartment complex where he once lived.
24-year-old Ronald Marshall was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on charges of Arson of an Inhabited Structure or Property, Arson of a Structure or Forest, and Arson of Property of Another. Marshall pleaded not guilty to all and his bail was raised to $2.5 million.
The Boles Fire destroyed 157 homes and nine other buildings in Weed. Weed police arrested Marshall Saturday morning, saying he had been a person of interest throughout the investigation.
Deputy District Attorney Martha Aker said Marshall appeared to want the fire to spread to the apartment complex where he once lived.
Marshall was arrested by Weed police Saturday, who said he had been a person of interest throughout the entire investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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