LA PINE, OR -- A 38-year-old La Pine man is accused of burning down his own house. Emergency crews responded to Cassidy Drive at about 11, Tuesday night, after a report of an explosion and flames coming from living room windows.
When Sheriff’s Deputies arrived, they notified neighbors of possible evacuations and began investigating. Leonard Gothberg showed up later, and investigators say they obtained statements and evidence pointing to arson.
Gothberg was arrested for Arson I as the investigation continues.