An arraignment hearing for an 18-year-old Altaville man accused of multiple arson charges related to a series of fires in the Angels Camp area was delayed on Monday, according to the Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office.
Cody Jon Emanuel Anderson was in Calaveras County Superior Court where his arraignment was pushed back until Thursday so that he could be appointed an attorney, the District Attorney’s Office said.
Anderson was initially booked into Tuolumne County Jail, but transferred to Calaveras County on Sunday, according to booking logs.
The Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office filed a criminal complaint against Anderson alleging two felony charges related to arson and manufacturing an incendiary device, as well as one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Sonora attorney Tom Marovich was appointed as an alternate public defender to represent Anderson, the District Attorney’s Office said.
Anderson was arrested Thursday at the Columbia Fire Department on Jackson Street by Cal Fire law enforcement officers with the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit, according to jail booking logs.
The logs show Anderson listed his occupation as “firefighter” on his booking sheet.
Columbia Fire officials said volunteer recruiter Ryan Delgado was unavailable for comment Monday because he was on a strike team battling a blaze near Colfax.
The accusations against Anderson stem from a series of alleged arson fires that broke out around the Angels Camp area in June.
Three juvenile boys were previously arrested July 2 on suspicion of arson-related charges in connection with the fires. Their names are being withheld and authorities have not released the exact charges each boy faces.
It is also unclear which fires are being tied to the case.
Cal Fire Prevention Bureau Battalion Chief Katrina Blumer, who is handling the investigation, had not returned multiple phone calls seeking comment since Anderson’s arrest.
A preliminary hearing in Anderson’s case was also scheduled for July 30 in Calaveras County Superior Court.
Anderson remained in custody Monday night at Calaveras County Jail on $125,000 bail.