KOMONEWS, SEATTLE, WA - Police have identified and arrested a man who they say torched a grocery store in Edmonds last month. It turns out their suspect, 62-year-old James P. Doggett, was already in a Skagit County Jail awaiting a court appearance on different charges, Edmonds Police said. The fire broke out around 4:40 a.m. on Dec. 23 at the Firdale Village shopping plaza, according to Leslie Hynes with South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue. Two people were inside the store when fire started and managed to escape as several firefighters responded to the two-alarm call. Firefighters were able to douse the flames about 30 minutes later and no one was injured. Investigators were able to obtain video and photos of the arsonist, who was wearing a ball cap and a Christmas tree skirt, to identify their suspect as Doggett. He was contacted in the area before and after the fire was discovered and is a transient who is known to have been in the area since the arson, according to Sgt. Josh McClure with Edmonds Police. Go to KOMO News for video and photos.
Suspected arsonist arrested in Edmonds grocery store fire
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