Chiropractor Erinn Tamney Randall is looking at serious California felony criminal charges in the arsons of her home, and two of her offices. All 3 fires occurred within hours of each other and involved thousands of dollars in damage.
Randall’s first business fire occurred at her practice in Loyalton. She has not been charged with starting this fire yet as it is still being investigated. She was pulled to safety from that fire at approximately 6:30 am Monday morning.
The second fire occurred about an hour away in Truckee at 7:30 am on the same morning. A half hour later, her office on Donner Pass Road in Truckee was ablaze. Both Truckee fires reportedly caused over $10,000 in damage.
Police across jurisdictions have been working together according to The Sacramento Bee to solve the arsons.
Arson is a serious offense often used for financial gain. There is no evidence yet that police believe insurance fraud had anything to do with the fires, though it often does when someone is accused of burning their own property.
Arson is a felony charge that carries a lengthy prison sentence if convicted of the offense. Details about what was burned determine just how long of a prison sentence Randall may face. If anyone was inside during the fires, she could face 3-8 years for each count. Also, because multiple structures are involved, the sentence could be enhanced, adding another 4 years.
Property crimes aren’t often viewed with the same negativity as personal crimes even though they can cause serious damage. Whether facing arson or vandalism charges, you are still looking at a permanent criminal record, even for what might seem like a minor incident or youthful indiscretion.
If you or someone you know is in need of representation for a property crime, vandalism or arson charge in California, call me today to discuss the details of the case.