REDMOND, OR --A Redmond man was arrested for arson, after a small brush fire broke out along the railroad tracks on the south end of Redmond.
Police and fire crews responded to a report of fire near Brad’s Auto Parts, just before 3 p.m., Sunday. Witnesses saw a man run from the scene and police tracked the suspect to McDonalds. According to investigators, 47-year-old Gerald Tigue lit a sleeping bag on fire, which spread to nearby brush and trees. It’s not clear if he was inside it at the time.
Tigue was treated at the hospital for minor burns. He faces charges of Arson, Reckless Burning, Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass.