- Associated Press - Monday, April 18, 2016

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - A Caldwell man who has been diagnosed as a pyromaniac and charged with arson for setting multiple fires has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1VyVQO0 ) that 30-year-old Scott Centers was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree arson.

Police say Centers set buildings and trash bins on fire in Nampa in October. At the time, Centers had already been on probation for a 2014 arson charge after he pleaded guilty to setting another string of fires.

Defense attorney Randall Grove had asked the judge to sentence his client to a rider treatment program instead of prison, saying Centers has significant cognitive delays.

But the judge handed down the 10-year sentence, saying he hopes Centers can get some help.

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Information from: Idaho Press-Tribune, https://www.idahopress.com


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