Menifee man wanted for arson arrested in Arizona

Sean Halas. Photo courtesy of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.

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, a 57-year-old resident of Menifee, was arrested on September 8 at a motel in Bullhead City, Arizona, said the Riverside County District Attorney’s office. 

Officials say 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.

Halas is currently in custody in Arizona awaiting extradition back to California.


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