Two arson suspects have been arrested after iFIBER ONE News aired last week’s story about a recent rash of fires throughout the countryside near Soap Lake. The Grant County Sheriff’s office announced the arrests on Thursday.
21-year-old Alexandra Gray of Ephrata was arrested on suspicion of four counts of 2nd degree arson and four counts of second degree burglary. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of five counts of second degree arson and five counts of second degree burglary. Grant County Fire District 7 alerted the sheriff’s office and the Grant County Fire Marshal’s office starting in early April to a series of suspicious fires which burned old homestead structures near the 27000 block of Road A-Northeast and the 1600 block of Road 27-Northeast.
Sheriff’s officials say evidence, surveillance footage and tips from citizens helped tie the suspects to the fires. Additional arrests are pending.
The nine suspected arson fires spanned from April 10 to May 28.