Pierce County prosecutors have filed arson charges against a 45-year-old man suspected of setting small fires inside the garbage rooms at the Winthrop Apartments in downtown Tacoma.
Theophil J. Braa was charged Tuesday with six counts of first-degree arson. He told investigators he set the fires “because the management of the apartment building was not doing anything about the illegal activities in the building and he wanted to get the attention of the police,” charging documents state.
Tacoma firefighters and police officers have responded to eight intentionally-set fires inside the building at 776 Commerce St. since mid-August. There also have …