The Carson City Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence in the 2600 block of Poole Way in East Carson City on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 11:54 p.m. Several residents called to report a home was on fire at the location.
Firefighters suppressed the fire at the home, which was heavily damaged. No one was located inside the home and there were no injuries reported. Investigators from the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office determined the cause of the fire was likely intentional.
A suspect was identified by Sheriff’s Detectives and was arrested on Nov. 7, 2023, at 6:40 p.m.
The suspect was identified as John Wayne Bragg Sr., 48. He is being held at the Carson City Jail on charges of alleged arson first degree with $40,000 bond.
No additional suspects are outstanding; however, the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective McMahon at (775) 283-7858 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.
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