Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Suspect arrested in arson of home

He’s accused of attempted murder in March 22 fire

- By Quinn Wilson qwilson@scng.com

A man believed to be responsibl­e for the March arson of a Redlands home occupied by a husband, wife and their two children was arrested, police announced Wednesday.

Daniel Ray Fell, 38, was arrested by the Redlands Police Department on suspicion of attempted murder and arson in connection with a March 22 fire in the 1200 block of Devon Place, police said. He was located and arrested Tuesday at a motel in the 1900 block of University Avenue in Riverside.

On March 22, at 2 a.m., firefighte­rs and police responded to the fire at the single-family home and found that the residents escaped uninjured. Arson investigat­ors later determined the cause of the blaze to be arson, police said.

Residentia­l cameras in the neighborho­od captured a suspect and a vehicle in the area before and after the fire. Police assisted in identifyin­g the vehicle using automated license plate reader cameras and determined Fell as the suspect.

Police also served a search another search warrant at a motel in the 6800 block of Valley Way in Jurupa Valley. Evidence was recovered at both motels, police said.

Fell is being held in lieu of $1 million bail, police said.

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