Benton City Arson Suspect Subject of Nationwide Warrant
You may recall the suspicious fire on May 26th that gutted a home near Benton City, reportedly leaving a woman and child without a home. While those reports have not been confirmed, Benton County Sheriff's Fire Investigators had said it was suspicious.
Officials had initially said the home was "unoccupied."
No one was home when the fire was reported on North Schumacher Private Road near town, the call came in around 9PM.
According to reports, a person of interest was seen in the area shortly before the fire began.
Now, a nationwide arrest warrant has been issued for 37-year-old Todd James Gaines, hometown listed as Burbank, and he is wanted for 1st Degree Arson.
According to the Benton County Sheriff's Office: