Willows man in custody for alleged arson

Nov 19, 2014 11:14 AM by News Staff

Willows police arrested a man Tuesday night after he allegedly started a fire inside a woman's home while she was watching a 7-year-old child.

According to police, the suspect, 24-year-old Jason Padilla, went into the woman's bedroom and lit her clothes on fire and fled. The woman was in the living room watching a 7-year-old child and both were able to escape the home safely.

One of the woman's family members was able to extinguish the blaze before it caused any major structural damage.

After an investigation police found Padilla nearby and arrested him for Arson and Child Endangerment- likely to cause great bodily injury or death.


Most Popular