A man was arrested for arson Thursday after reportedly setting fire to his apartment in Opportunity House at 10506 E. 10th Avenue.
The building manager told police that he saw flames leaping in the air from a pile of burning clothes in the doorway of Kevin M. Hebert’s apartment just before 9 p.m. Thursday. He said Hebert told him not to put the fire out, according to court documents.
As Hebert was being led away by Spokane Valley deputies, he reportedly said “I had to burn it down because of the meth lab upstairs,” according to court documents.
There are 27 other residents in Opportunity House. It’s not clear how many were home at the time of the fire.
Hebert is facing a charge of first-degree arson and is being held in the Spokane County Jail on $100,000 bond. He has previous convictions for assault, trespassing, robbery, disorderly conduct and money laundering.
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