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Local Man Charged With Arson on Reservation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2012

POCATELLO – Trevor James Hurley, 20, of Blackfoot, Idaho, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Pocatello for arson, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. An initial appearance is set for December 14 at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.

The indictment alleges that on or about August 6, 2012, within the boundaries of the Fort Hall Shoshone-Bannock Indian Reservation, Hurley willfully and maliciously set fire to and burned a manufactured home and travel trailer.

The charge of arson is punishable by up to 25 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to five years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the Fort Hall Police Department, Idaho State Fire Marshal, and the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office.

An indictment is a means of charging a person with criminal activity. It is not evidence. The person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.