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Arson suspect to be arraigned

Suspect eluded arrest attempt in Hoodsport

Jacob Rivera, 44, will be arraigned Jan. 2 in Mason County Superior Court on charges of first-degree arson in connection with an explosion and house fire in Hoodsport on Dec. 13 and attempting to elude police Dec. 11.

Witnesses identified Rivera leaving the scene of the fire, which started at 6:23 a.m., according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to the home in the 200 block of North Mount Washington Drive in Hoodsport by the fire marshal.

Deputy J. Cozad said he viewed a neighbor’s video surveillance of the explosion and saw Rivera and his girlfriend, Janelle...

 

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