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.