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Man pleads guilty, is sentenced in Northeast Tacoma arson spree

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Sep. 27, 2010 at 10:24 am with No Comments »
September 27, 2010 10:24 am

A 29-year-old man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in connection with a string of landscaping fires in Northeast Tacoma earlier this year.

Thomas John Eurell pleaded guilty Friday to four counts of first-degree arson.

Prosecutors alleged Eurell set fires in late April and May to shrubs and trees in people’s yards in Northeast Tacoma. No one was injured in the arson spree but two of the fires spread or threatened to spread to homes.

Eurell told investigators he was upset because a Federal Way police officer gave him a traffic ticket a few months earlier.

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Linda Lee sentenced Eurell to seven years, five months in prison during a hearing Friday.

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