King Fire Arson Arrest Made
|King Fire Arson Suspect Wayne Allen Huntsman|
The arrest was announced at a morning news conference in Camino attended by Calfire Director Ken Pimlott, U.S. Forest Service officials and the El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson and Sheriff John D’Agostini.
It was revealed at the news conference that the fire was set near Pollock Pines in very steep terrain. A Calfire investigator was the first to find the origin of the fire and begin the investigatory process that led to Huntsman’s arrest.
Pierson said that law enforcement had been in contact with the suspect in the days prior to his arrest in Placerville.
Huntsman will be arraigned at 1 p.m. Friday in El Dorado Superior Court.