Blanding man ordered to pay $1 million for causing library fire

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BLANDING, Utah – One of two Blanding men involved in multiple break-ins and fires at San Juan schools last year was sentenced Monday to serve up to 15 years in prison and pay $1 million in restitution.

19-year-old Deven White pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated arson and burglary charges. White and 23-year-old  Christopher Stolzer were charged with six burglaries at San Juan High School and San Juan Middle School.

They were also charged with starting two fires, one of which destroyed the high school’s library and caused $1 million in damages.

Stolzer was found incompetent to stand trial.

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