Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  06/19/2012 - 17:00
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Man Arrested for First Degree Arson  
Date/Time of Incident:  06/19/2012 - 05:00
Incident Location:  Cattle Creek Drainage, 8 Miles SW of Riddle, OR  
Case Number:  12-2602  
Arrested:  Neet, David James / 21 yoa / Riddle, OR

This morning at about 0500 hours, several fires were reported in the Cattle Creek Drainage off of Lower Cow Creek, approximately 8 miles southwest of Riddle.

DFPA and Riddle Fire crews responded and found a total of 15 roadside fires. Fire officials believed the fires to be caused by arson and called for law enforcement assistance.

A Sheriff's Timber Deputy responding to the scene stopped a dark blue van that had been seen in the area of the fires. The operator of the van, David Neet, was subsequently arrested and lodged in the county jail on twelve counts of First Degree Arson.

As of 1200 hours all of the fires were contained.

End of release.

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