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Escaped S.C.C. Arson Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Sonora, CA – During Sierra Conservation Center inmate George Lopez’s arraignment in Tuolumne County Superior Court, he pled not guilty to a number of charges connected to his escape last July.

Lopez allegedly burned down a home at 6,900 O’Byrnes Ferry Rd., stole items from the home and burglarized the Chinese Camp Fire Station.

Lopez’s preliminary hearing has been scheduled for August 19th at 1:15pm in Department Four of Tuolumne County Superior Court.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.