Printed on: December 13, 2012

Blackfoot man charged with arson on reservation

Post Register

Trevor James Hurley, 20, of Blackfoot, was indicted for arson Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Pocatello.

U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced the indictment in a Wednesday news release. An initial appearance for Hurley is set for Friday at the federal courthouse in Pocatello, the release said.

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

The charge 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, the Idaho State Fire Marshal's Office and the Bingham County Sheriff's Office.