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Salt Lake man indicted on arson charges

Salt Lake man indicted on arson charges

Posted - Sep. 16, 2010 at 3:45 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- A grand jury has indicted a Salt Lake City man on federal charges of arson and making violent threats.

Prosecutors say 34-year-old Walter Edmund Bond tried to destroy the Tandy Leather Factory in Salt Lake City and Sandy's Tiburon restaurant by setting them on fire in June and July of this year.

Bond is an animal rights activist who was arrested on similar charges in late July in Colorado. He remains in federal custody there.

Prosecutors say Bond is expected to be transferred to Utah to face these new charges after his Colorado case is resolved.

Bond faces up to 20 years in prison for each of the two arson counts and at least 10 more years for threatening animal enterprises.

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