DA Charges Man with Arson in Hollister Ranch Fire

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Source: District Attorney of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that charges have been filed against 30-year-old Edward Junior Macklin.  Mr. Macklin is charged with one felony count and three misdemeanor counts, including Arson of a Structure or Forest, in violation of Penal Code Section 451(c), for an incident in and around the Hollister Ranch Area, between Cuarta Canyon and Alegria Canyon, on March 12, 2022.  

Edward Macklin was arraigned today in Department 9 of the Santa Maria Superior Court. He pleaded not guilty and the case was set for preliminary hearing setting on June 22, 2022, in Lompoc. His bail was set at $75,000.

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Rypert Johnson Jun 19, 2022 10:53 AM
DA Charges Man with Arson in Hollister Ranch Fire

This guy, has a record dating back to 2015 to current with he most recent arrest being on March, 2022. Of course, the bad behavior denialists and excuse makers, they're going to jump on me for my comments, so to dispel any myths, I give you tis link to peruse at your leisure.

https://www.localcrimenews.com/welcome/detail/30147535/edward-macklin-arrest.html?fbclid=IwAR0pbotHzCZv-sRCf6Va91gYtCS7HtRlfgxrt30KMbp90WQ5IFo4Ww9QO4g

We may not have his picture, but we now have an extensive look into the pattern of a bad person and we all know what bad people do; bad things.

Oh, that's right, he's an addict it seems. There, that will make everything all good now! Let the excuses begin!

a-1655653705 Jun 19, 2022 08:48 AM
DA Charges Man with Arson in Hollister Ranch Fire

Could've swam, kayaked, or boated in. The public is allowed beach access below the mean high tide line, anywhere and anytime on our coast. One great law we have!

millimesa Jun 18, 2022 05:47 PM
DA Charges Man with Arson in Hollister Ranch Fire

To those interested, he is also charged with:
PC602(m) -Trespassing, HS11377(a)-Possession of crontolled substance, HS11364(a)-Possession drug paraphernalia

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