The man who set a tree stand on fire while he was in it during a police chase has pleaded guilty to a number of charges.
The incidents started after a woman confronted Jacob Richards of Grand Valley about using bath salts, after he spend more than a day pounding and sawing in his bedroom. He fired a shotgun inside the house and, after the woman called police, he set items inside the house on fire and escaped through a hole he cut in the floor.
Police chased him through the woods for a couple of hours until they found him in the tree stand.
The district attorney’s office withdrew charges of arson and flight to avoid apprehension. He is scheduling for sentencing on October 1 on charges of persons not to possess firearms, recklessly endangering another person and resisting arrest.