Posted 2 years ago
By Kevin Horn
An Alliance man has been charged with one count of felony arson for allegedly setting fire to his home last month.
The Alliance Times-Herald reports that 40-year-old Isaac Gonzalez is accused of setting fire to the house at 1107 Grand Avenue that he rented from Barry Harris of Alliance. The fire was reported around 3:15 on the morning of December 13.
The interior of the house was destroyed. The home was valued at just over $58,000.
Court documents state that Alliance police were twice contacted to conduct a welfare check on Gonzalez, who was allegedly sending text messages to a woman that were suicidal in nature.
Police spotted the fire at Gonzalez’ residence and contacted the fire department. Police pulled Gonzalez from a basement window. He was taken to Box Butte General Hospital and then transported to Regional West Medical Center for treatment.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Gonzalez and bond has been set at $150,000.