Kenneth Lee Rascon, 30, was found hiding Thursday under a pile of leaves next to a house in the 3400 block of Wright Street. He was fleeing police after being spotted by patrol officers earlier in the day.
Rascon is suspected of arson in the fire that destroyed his estranged wife's home July 6. His wife and children had just left the residence, but the family pets were in the house at the time. The family dog perished in the fire and two other pets were injured.
Rascon has four felony warrants for violation of bail bond conditions. Charges against him include first-degree arson, burglary, felony animal cruelty, first-degree criminal trespass and numerous violations of protective orders.
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