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Suspected Hoodsport arsonist is captured

Police have arrested an arson suspect wanted in connection with an explosion in Hoodsport.

Jacob Rivera, 44, was arrested by Grays Harbor County deputies Dec. 16, after he allegedly fled the scene of a Dec. 13 explosion and suspicious house fire in the 200 block of North Mount Washington Drive in Hoodsport. Rivera had previously been accused by his girlfriend of making bombs when he was arrested over the summer on domestic violence charges.

Witnesses identified Rivera fleeing the scene, “while a female victim sought refuge with a nearby neighbor,” according to a statement by the Mason County S...


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