Two more teens arrested in Lacey arsons

Two more teens arrested in Lacey arsons

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Two more teens arrested in Lacey arsons

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by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 New

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KING5.com

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 2 at 6:37 PM

LACEY, Wash. -- Thurston County detectives arrested two more teens in connection with a string of arsons at a Lacey housing development.

Wednesday afternoon a 13-year-old and a 17-year-old were booked into the county’s juvenile detention center.

Another 13-year-old and two 16-year-old boys arrested Tuesday went before a juvenile court judge Wednesday afternoon.

The youngest was held on $75,000 bail. He has prior convictions for charges including theft of a firearm and harassment. The judge ordered the two 16-year-olds held on $100,000 bail.

Investigators said the five boys broke into nearly completed homes at a construction site over last weekend and Monday night and set fire to five homes.

Police consider the arsons acts of vandalism rather than eco-terrorism.

The mother of one of the boys said she felt bad for the homeowners, but she said she was not apologizing for her son because she said he is innocent.

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