Homeless man charged with arson in Tukwila fires

  • Source: Tukwila Reporter
  • Published: 09/16/2017 03:14 AM

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged a 40-year-old homeless man in a string of fires, including two in Tukwila. James Lynn Goad Jr., who came to the area from Arkansas, was charged with four counts of second-degree arson on Sept. 8. He was arrested on Sept. 6 and booked into the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent. Bail was set at $250,000. Arraignment is set for Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Regional Justice Center. First to burn was a railroad welding truck on Aug. 28 close to the BNSF tracks near the 5700 block of South 130th Place, said Marty Grisham, Tukwila’s emergency manager. That fire reportedly caused $250,000 of damage, according to court documents.


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