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Arnold Arson Arrest

An Arnold man was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a home.

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies responded to 776 Summit View Road earlier this week for a reported arson fire. The homeowners claimed that 28-year-old Robert Lars Farmer was seen walking away from the house carrying a gas can.

The deputies soon located Farmer walking along Manuel Road. The Sheriff’s Office says Farmer immediately surrendered and admitted that he had set three different fires early that morning. They were at the residence, in the middle of a road and in a ditch. He told the deputies he set the fires because he was upset about seeing a video of his mother on the internet. The Sheriff’s Office reports that it is unknown if such a video exists, or if the victims were involved with said video. The case is under investigation.

The fire did damage to the front porch of the home, and it was extinguished before spreading to other areas. Deputies also located a small fire in a nearby ditch that was extinguished by using the surrounding snow.

Farmer was booked into Calaveras County Jail.