A 44-year-old Bellevue man accused of burning down his house last week told police he did not want his brother to get the home, according...
A 44-year-old Bellevue man accused of burning down his house last week told police he did not want his brother to get the home, according to charging documents filed this week in King County Superior Court.
Prosecutors on Monday charged Patrick Cauvin with two counts of first-degree arson. According to the charging documents, Cauvin poured gasoline around his home in the 5000 block of 127th Place Southeast on Aug. 4, lit the gasoline with a match and then walked to a grocery store to call police.
The fire destroyed his home and spread to his neighbor’s newly remodeled home, ruining it as well. No one was injured.
Cauvin’s brother is a co-owner of the home, and Cauvin feared his brother would take full control, the documents said.
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Cauvin remains in King County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail. He is to be arraigned Monday.
Ashley Bach: 206-464-2567 or firstname.lastname@example.org