JUST IN: Man Tackled by Good Samaritan After Allegedly Igniting Fires Along California Freeway on Easter Sunday Charged With Arson

Richard Lazenby pins a suspected arsonist in this video shot by Lazenby's wife. / PHOTO CREDIT: KTLA

LOS ANGELES — A homeless man was charged today with setting four brush fires along Sepulveda Boulevard on Easter Sunday.

Steven William Adkinson, 31, faces four felony counts of arson of a structure or forest.

Adkinson is charged with setting the fires near Sepulveda Boulevard and Getty Center Drive on April 21. A good Samaritan who saw the alleged arson struggled with the defendant and detained him while police and firefighters arrived, prosecutors said.

Bail is $300,000. If convicted as charged, Adkinson faces a possible maximum sentence of eight years in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, West Valley Station.

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