- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A man is facing felony arson charges for setting two fires in the Helena area and then calling 911 to report them.

Justice of the Peace Mike Swingley set bail at $50,000 Friday for 31-year-old Daniel Boone Boos. Boos is charged with starting a fire that caused significant damage to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore early Thursday, as well as for starting a brush fire south of Helena on Tuesday. Boos did not enter a plea.

Court documents say Boos told investigators he felt a sense of empowerment from starting the fires. Authorities say Boos told them the fires got away from him before he could put them out.

The Independent Record reports (https://bit.ly/1Grf3nW) Swingley ordered Boos to undergo a mental health evaluation within 10 days. Boos requested a public defender.


Information from: Independent Record, https://www.helenair.com

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