A Carmel man was convicted and sentenced to more than 10 years in prison Friday for setting a series of arson fires on Jacks Peak in 2006 and 2007.

Scott's defense attorney, Richard Rosen, said he will appeal his client's conviction because the judge did not allow the jury to hear evidence that two other men were caught trying to set a similar fire on Jacks Peak six days after Scott was arrested.

A jury also convicted Lance Oliver Scott, 39, of marijuana cultivation at his trial last month. He was arrested Aug. 12, 2007, after Cal Fire investigators placed a global-positioning device on his car and pin-pointed him at the scene of one of the fires.