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Scio Man Charged with Arson

SCIO, Ore. — The 54-year-old Scio man who held SWAT teams at a standoff on Christmas night is now charged with multiple counts of arson.

After consulting with Oregon State Police arson and explosive detectives, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office is now charging Raymon Beasley with arson in the first degree and second degree, reckless burning and criminal mischief.

Police say an armed Beasley was arrested after they used tear gas to extract him from his mother’s mobile home.

Police give damage estimates to the mobile home and a parked vehicle at more than $50,000.

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