Aumsville Man Arrested for Arson, Assault for Fire near Sublimity that Endangered 2 Residents, 4 Dogs

An Aumsville man has been arrested for his alleged role in a fire near Sublimity Tuesday afternoon that endangered two people and their pets.

A few minutes before 5 p.m. on Nov. 5, Marion County deputies were dispatched to a disturbance at a residence in the 11000 block of Causey Lane SE. When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered the front of the residence, a carport, and multiple vehicles were engulfed in flames.

While waiting for fire crews to arrive, deputies learned there were still two adults in the home who were unable to get out along with multiple dogs. Deputies went into the manufactured home and were able to assist an adult female and a disabled adult male out of the home.

After ensuring all people were all accounted for, deputies were able to get four dogs out of the residence as well. One person was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening burn injuries.

Justin Jameson, a 28-year-old Aumsville man, has been arrested in connection with this incident and has been lodged at the Marion County Jail. Jameson faces charges including first-degree arson and second-degree assault.

Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are continuing the investigation into the events leading up to the fires. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Aumsville Rural Fire District, Sublimity Rural Fire District, Santiam Ambulance, American Red Cross and the Oregon State Police.

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