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AST: Anchor Point Man Burned Trailer After 'Falling Out'

By Austin Baird, Political, Rural Reporter, abaird@ktuu.com
Published On: Dec 28 2013 02:36:55 PM AKST
Updated On: Dec 28 2013 02:37:44 PM AKST
ANCHORAGE -

An Anchor Point man faces arson and weapons misconduct charges after allegedly lighting a residential structure on fire.

Alaska State Troopers responded to a Chakok Avenue residence around 9 p.m. Thursday and found a live-in travel trailer was fully engulfed in flames.

Troopers were unable to locate anyone on the property and initially failed to locate the owner of the land where the trailer was parked, 33-year-old Trevor Cole.

But after the fire was extinguished, as troopers were clearing the scene, they spotted Cole walking away from the property on North Fork Road.

Cole was in possession of a rifle and a concealed handgun, according to troopers, and he he refused to give up the firearms.

During an investigation, troopers learned that the burned trailer belonged to someone else who had parked it on Cole's property with his permission and that Cole allegedly set fire to the trailer due to a falling out.

Cole apparently fled the scene and hid in the woods nearby until the fire department left the scene.

Cole faces charges of second-degree arson for allegedly starting the fire, misconduct involving weapons for refusing to give up his firearms and misconduct involving a controlled substance for possession of marijuana.

He was transported to the Homer Jail and remanded without bail.