Homeless man arrested in Grand Junction fire case | PostIndependent.com

Homeless man arrested in Grand Junction fire case

Paul Shockley
Grand Junction Correspondent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado ” A 48-year-old transient was jailed late Sunday in connection with five fires at a Grand Avenue residence since January.

Phillip J. Marshall, homeless, was arrested just before 9 p.m. at 729 N. Third St, for allegedly starting five fires at 1229 Grand Ave., according to Deputy Grand Junction Police Chief Harry Long.

“Those are the only fires we have him arrested for,” Long said Monday.

Marshall was booked into the Mesa County Jail on four counts of first-degree arson and one count of second-degree arson.

Some 20 arsons ” at night or in the pre-dawn hours ” have targeted mostly detached garages in the downtown area since Jan. 8.

“This is still under investigation,” Long said.

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