Arrest made in suspicious barn fire in which horses died
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – An arson arrest has been made in a barn fire that killed 12 horses, several chickens and a goat in Adams County.
Commerce City police arrested 36-year-old Narciso Amaya-Bustillos Saturday. The barn was engulfed in flames May 9, but several animals escaped.
Adams County District Attorney Don Quick says Amaya-Bustillos had argued with the stable’s owners earlier in the day, before the fire started, and was seen fleeing the blaze.
Amaya-Bustillos is being held on charges of first-degree arson, criminal mischief and 13 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals. He is due in court Wednesday.
Information from: KMGH-TV, http://www.thedenverchannel.com/index.html