LA PUENTE (CBSLA.com) — A 36-year-old construction worker is accused of setting a home on fire.
Jeffrey Condrey, of La Puente, was reportedly detained by deputies as he ran from the home in the 500 block of North Sandspring Drive in La Puente.
Officials said they responded to the fire Thursday, July 11, at about 12:25 p.m.
Authorities took Condrey to a local hospital for treatment for injuries sustained in the fire. Deputies said that while Condrey was hospitalized he attempted to escape but was again detained.
Detectives from the Arson/Explosives Detail of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. determined the cause of the fire to be arson. There is an estimated $75 -100,000 damage to the home.
Condrey was at the home to construct cabinets. Deputies said for reasons unknown, he allegedly became distraught and set fire to the home.
The suspect was booked and charged with arson to a structure and attempted escape. He is being held on $250,000 bail.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Sergeant Michael Costleigh of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Arson/Explosives Detail at (323) 881-7500.