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October 17th, 2017
ICE has issued a detainer for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez who was arrested on suspicion of arson for Wine Country fires that have killed at least 40 residents.
Gonzalez was seen around 3:00 p.m. wearing a jacket and walking “out of the creek area and a plume of smoke behind him,” according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
The homeless Gonzalez, is known by local law enforcement to have been living under a nearby bridge, claims he was cold and lit the fire to stay warm. His story is doubted, given that the temperature at the time was a warm 78 degrees.
The suspected arsonist was arrested and booked into the Sonoma County Jail for suspicion of felony arson. His bail was set at a $110,000.
Local police said that Gonzalez is on an ICE detainer request, even though Sonoma County declared itself as a “sanctuary county” in May 2014.
The fires in Sonoma County have killed dozens, with 172 missing and 102,000 homeless after the fires swept through the area.
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