Crime

Police: Treasure Valley man poured gasoline on himself and a residence before arrest

A Treasure Valley man is charged with attempted arson after police say he doused himself and a residence in gasoline on Saturday evening, according to a Garden City Police Department news release.

Police responded to a report around 7 p.m. Saturday that Marcell R. Gurule, 46, was violating a no contact order in the 500 block of East 44th Street. While officers were en route, they learned that Gurule was pouring gasoline on himself and a residence, according to the release. The residence was occupied at the time, but none of the occupants were injured.

When officers arrived, Gurule was hiding in the yard of the residence. He was arrested and decontaminated at the scene.

He now faces a felony charge of attempted first-degree arson, as well as a misdemeanor violation of a no contact order. He’s scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

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Marcell Ryan Gurule
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