James David Greenfield in being held in the Elmore County Jail on felony charges of arson, burglary, and malicious injury to property after Mountain Home police say he broke into the Pauls Market early Sunday morning and set a fire inside.
Officials say the 25-year-old Greenfield called police Sunday night and turned himself in after seeing his picture on local media. The picture was taken by store surveillance and sent by police out to local news outlets to try to figure out who caused the damage.
Police say Greenfield broke into Pauls Market, on the corner of South 2nd Street East and East Jackson Street just before 2 a.m. Sunday and set a fire but investigators are still trying to figure out why.
When asked if Greenfield confessed after he was arrested, Sgt. Rick Viola said he really didnt say, but he did admit he was very intoxicated at the time.
It also doesnt appear as if anything was stolen from inside the store, Viola said.
Police also say Greenfield does not appear to have a connection with the store or anyone who works there.
Police were originally sent to the market after an employee who was going by discovered glass in the entrance was broken. By the time police arrived, smoke was coming from inside but nobody was there. Mountain Home fire crews were able to put out the fire a short time later.
By 11 a.m. Sunday, Mountain Home police released a series of surveillance photos to local media sites. Greenfield called police shortly after 6 p.m. and turned himself in after seeing the photos, Viola said.
Employees were able to clean up the store and open it up by Sunday afternoon, Viola said. It is unclear how much damage was done.
Greenfield will make his initial court appearance in Elmore County Monday afternoon.
The crime of first degree arson is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.