Arsonist Arrested For Recent Fires In Spokane Valley - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Arsonist Arrested For Recent Fires In Spokane Valley

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Spokane Valley Fire Department's Fire Investigators have arrested Anthony (Tony) Wayne Sotin, 42 for two recent fires set in the Spokane Valley.

The first fire was set in a vehicle the night of January 12, 2011, and the second fire was set to the outside of a vacant building in the early morning hours of February 9, 2011. The vehicle fire was a total loss estimated at $2,000 and the building suffered $140,000 in damages. Both fires were set using an incendiary device (handheld torch).

With complete documentation, collecting evidence, and conducting interviews for both fires, SVFD worked collectively with the other agencies in arresting Mr. Sotin.

Today, Anthony W. Sotin was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for Wire Fraud, Use of Fire to Commit a Federal Felony, and Malicious Use of Fire (Arson). Mr. Sotin is being detained pending trial.

Spokane Valley Fire Chief Mike Thompson states, "Mr. Sotin would not be in jail today if it were not for our investigation team and cooperating agencies."

 

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