(BLACKFOOT, ID) — A Blackfoot man has pleaded guilty to an arson charge for burning down a home on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. 20-year-old Trevor Hurley set a trailer home on fire last August. Prosecutors say Hurley soaked cotton balls in lighter fluid, lit them, and tossed them inside the home during the early morning hours of August 6. Though no one was inside at the time, one person was sleeping in a camp trailer close by. Arson is punishable by up to 25 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and an additional five years of probation.
Emily Frandsen, Idaho State University
Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com