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Plumas County Man arrested for arson and homicide

The Plumas County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for arson and homicide on Thursday.

Posted: Mar 15, 2019 11:55 AM

BLAIRSDEN, Calif. - The Plumas County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for arson and homicide on Thursday. 

Officials say a man in his 80's was rescued from a house fire on Mohawk Vista Drive on March 14.

The man's wife died in the fire and he told investigators Nicholas Phillips was responsible.

Phillips was a temporary employee who was hired to work at the home.

Deputies arrested him not far from the scene.

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