Mark Seguin, 62, arrested after a five-month investigation A man who once served as Twisp’s fire chief faces arson and other charges related to a Feb. 11 fire at his Burgar Street house, according to Twisp police. Mark Seguin, 62, pleaded not guilty Monday (July 29) before Okanogan Superior Court Judge Christopher Culp. Seguin’s trial […]
Pub fire investigation, insurance settlement in waiting mode
Twisp River Pub owner Aaron Studen said he is in waiting mode while his insurance company completes its fire investigation and obtains bids for reconstruction of the pub, which was severely damaged by an arson fire on Feb. 29. “It works at a snail’s pace,” Studen said …
Reddington hopes to restore artwork damaged in fire
Methow Valley artist Ginger Reddington was another victim of the arson fire that damaged the Twisp River Pub on Feb. 29. Reddington, who lives with her husband, Don, on Benson Creek south of Twisp, had 17 of her original works on display at the pub. None were destroyed, but all were damaged by smoke and […]
Investigators wrapping up Twisp River Pub fire review
Fire investigators were expected to wrap up their work early this week on the premises of the Twisp River Pub, which was extensively damaged by fire that has been determined to be arson. Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow said Tuesday (March 15) that there appears to…
Former Gold Creek man charged with arson
A former Gold Creek resident was arrested last week on charges that he deliberately burned down his home last July after it survived the Carlton Complex wildfire. Keith E. Holbrook, 67, was arrested April 29 in Wenatchee on an Okanogan County Superior Court warrant charging him with one count of first-degree arson and one count of possession of an incendiary device.
Smith trial on arson charges postponed
A trial scheduled for Dec. 2 in the arson case against Larry Dewayne Smith, 63, of Twisp was postponed and a new trial in Okanogan County Superior Court has not been scheduled, according to Joe Caldwell, a deputy criminal prosecutor in the Okanogan County prosecutor’s office. Smith is charged with two counts of first-degree arson […]
Arson charge against Strickland dropped; Smith still facing trial
By Ann McCreary
Arson charges against Keith Strickland, 61, of Twisp, who was accused of lighting a backfire during the Carlton Complex Fire, have been dismissed in Okanogan County Superior Court.
Strickland, 61, had been charged with first-degree arson …