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Fugitive wanted for setting arson fire at Menifee home found and arrested in Arizona

Fugitive wanted for setting arson fire at Menifee home found and arrested in Arizona

Man had been out of custody for an attempted second-degree murder conviction for less than a week when fire started

A fugitive wanted for setting an arson fire at a Menifee home in June that killed two animals has been located and arrested in Arizona.

Sean Joshua Halas, DOB: 8-23-68, of Menifee, was arrested on Sept. 8, 2020, by Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force Team 6, which includes District Attorney investigators, at a motel in Bullhead City, Arizona. Halas is currently in custody in Arizona awaiting extradition back to California.

Halas was on probation for an attempted second-degree murder conviction and had been out of custody for less than a week at the time of the arson.


Palm Desert man arrested and charged in May arson at Republican Women Federated building in La Quinta

Palm Desert man arrested and charged in May arson at Republican Women Federated building in La Quinta


Grand jury indictment unsealed in the murder of Massai Cole

Grand jury indictment unsealed in the murder of Massai Cole

Riverside man charged with the murder is eligible for the death penalty

Grand jury indictment includes two special circumstances -- lying in wait and that the victim was killed because of his race.


Electronic scent detection canine joins DA's Bureau of Investigation

Electronic scent detection canine joins DA's Bureau of Investigation

Chewie, an electronic scent detection canine, has joined our Bureau of Investigation


Case update on 2018 DUI-related crash and case conviction

Case update on 2018 DUI-related crash and case conviction


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