Iowa Firefighter Charged with Arson

July 16, 2008

A volunteer firefighter from northwest Iowa was apparently arrested and charged with first-degree arson.

A criminal complaint and affidavit said Heath Erickson allegedly set fire to a home in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. Erickson was arrested Thursday by the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office.

The complaint said Erickson left the scene but returned to observe the fire. Erickson then allegedly called his wife to report the fire and responded to the blaze.

Erickson was charged with one count of first-degree arson.

Source: Sioux City Journal.

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