THE CHRONICLE, CHEHALIS, WA - A 32-year-old man accused of trying to set a local Safeway supermarket on fire is being held in Thurston County jail in lieu of $40,000 bail. Lacey police arrested Robert Scott Brewer early Monday morning outside the Safeway at 4700 Yelm Highway SE. Brewer attended his preliminary appearance in Superior Court Monday afternoon and prosecutors charged him with first-degree arson on Tuesday. In setting the bail amount on Monday, Court Commissioner Nathan Kortokrax concluded there was a risk Brewer would fail to appear as required, commit a violent crime or interfere with the case. Brewer's criminal history dates to 2009, according to court documents. Notably, he pleaded guilty to first-degree arson in Kitsap County Superior Court in 2018 and second-degree reckless burning in Pierce County Superior Court in 2020. An affidavit of probable cause includes a report describing Brewer's arrest from the perspective of law enforcement. For additional details, visit The Chronicle.