Suspected arsonist, Dwight Henline, pleaded not guilty to one count of second degree unlawful possession of a firearm in San Juan County Superior Court Monday, May 2, 2022. He was set to be arraigned on arson charges. Those charges were dismissed without prejudice at the request of the San Juan County Prosecutor.
Federal charges are expected to be filed instead of the state charges.
Henline remains in custody. A $500,000 bail was set last month.
He is suspected of setting the April 7 fire that destroyed four buildings and six businesses in downtown Friday Harbor. Two of the buildings dated back to the 1880s. Damage was estimated to be $10 million. No one was injured in the blaze that was called out at 3:46 a.m.
- Friday Harbor arson suspect charged in Federal Court
- No date set yet for cleanup of fire debris
- Fire smoldered for hours before flaring (Probable cause statement posted)
- Bond set at $500K
- Hearing for alleged arsonist at 3 p.m. April 20
- Arson suspect to appear in court Wednesday; was on probation for 2021 DUI
- Update: Friday Harbor arson suspect arrested in Island County
- Arson cause of April 7 Friday Harbor fire; investigation by ATF and Sheriff for suspects continues
- Fire property damage may qualify for Property Tax Relief
- GoFundMe campaigns for businesses and employees affected by fire
- How to help Crows Nest rebuild
- ATF asking the public for help with its fire investigation
- Windermere's Gary Franklin reflects on April 7 fire
- 30 ATF agents investigating Friday Harbor fire
- Update Friday Harbor Fire: 6 structures involved; estimated $10 million in losses
- Statement from Sen. Liz Lovelett, Rep. Debra Lekanoff, and Rep. Alex Ramel on the fire in downtown Friday Harbor
- ATF to determine cause of Spring Street fire in Friday Harbor
- How to help burned out businesses - GoFundMe set up
- SLIDESHOW added: Several businesses destroyed in fire on Spring Street in Friday Harbor