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Man Sentenced For Beauty Supply Store Arson

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nevada

  LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A local man who maliciously attempted to destroy a Las Vegas beauty supply store by fire and explosive devices, was sentenced today to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay nearly $1.7 million in restitution, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada. 

            Reynaldo Staana, 48, of Las Vegas, who pleaded guilty in February to one count of arson of property used in or affecting interstate commerce, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan.

            “Defendant Staana caused over $1 million in property damage and destruction,” said U.S. Attorney Bogden.  “It is very fortunate that his dangerous actions did not also result in injury or the loss of human life.” 

            According to the court records filed in the case, Staana was an assistant manager at Beauty Supply Warehouse located at 3310 South Nellis Boulevard in Las Vegas, but was terminated from his position in August 2013.  On about Sept. 8, 2013, Staana entered the business after hours without permission in order to commit theft of property, and while inside the business, intentionally and maliciously used fire to ignite a flammable liquid with intent to destroy the business.  The fire caused more than $1 million in damage to structure and contents. 

            Staana has been in custody since his arrest in September 2013.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Clark County Fire Department, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christina M. Brown.
Updated January 29, 2015