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Prescott Man Is Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison After A Fiery Confrontation With YCSO Deputies Last October

A Prescott man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he a fiery confrontation with Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies last October. YCSO arrested 48-year-old James Haynes when he used his vehicle to crash through two gates and then into a camper trailer occupied by a woman who had an order of protection against him. Haynes then lit his vehicle on fire and crawled underneath the trailer attempting to gain access through the floor. This quickly caused the trailer and residence to ignite. All residents of the trailer were able to evacuate safely, however multiple structures were fully engulfed. Propane tanks and ammunition began to rapidly explode. YCSO found Haynes hiding under the trailer and arrested him. He told deputies he had taken 25 Vicodin and led deputies to what appeared to be a suicide note in his pocket. Haynes agreed to a plea deal, pleading guilty to charges of arson of an occupied structure, arson of structure or property and criminal damage per domestic violence.

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