ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man is facing charges for allegedly lighting his brother’s house on fire. According to court documents, Albuquerque Fire Rescue responded to a house fire near Gibson and Louisiana on Friday night.
Crews put out fires in the shed and inside the home totaling $25,000 in damage. Investigators say 66-year-old William Aragon intentionally lit a box on fire and threw it into the shed.
It’s unclear if he lived at the home, but Aragon’s brother claims to co-own the property. Aragon appeared in metro court Sunday where the state filed a motion for preventative detention.
“What that means is the matter will be transferred to district court where a judge will determine whether you will be detained while this case is pending,” said Judge David Murphy.
Aragon is charged with arson worth over $20,000 in damage.