A suspect sought for attempted murder, robbery, arson and other charges was arrested on Friday in Crescent City by local law enforcement.
On May 24, Crescent City police officers responded to a report of domestic battery on the 1000 block of Highway 101. Once they arrived, the victim told police 29-year-old Skyler Stewart had attacked her while she was sleeping. Stewart allegedly made threats to kill the victim and struck her in the face several times. Then, Stewart used a handheld torch to light a blanket on fire, which the victim was underneath, as reported by the Triplicate.
Stewart was taken into custody Friday after he was located in the area of 5th and M St. by CCPD. The suspect was lodged in Del Norte County jail, and charged with inflict corporal injury upon spouse, robbery, criminal threats and arson, according to a June 4 release from CCPD.
Stewart was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance. His bail was set at $140,000.