On September 8th, at approximately 8:15 hours NCSO Deputies were dispatched to a structure fire located at 8581 Quail Run Drive in Show Low, AZ. Upon our deputy’s arrival the house was fully engulfed in flames.
Witnesses at the scene stated they observed Javier Najera Jr. pouring gas on the front porch of the residence. He was detained by our deputies and interviewed by our detectives that responded to the location. Upon completion of the interviews the subject admitted that he had been depressed recently due to family issues. Najera was also drinking alcohol and abusing illegal drugs just prior to the house starting on fire.
Javier G. Najera
W/M dob: 01/22/1997
Upon completion of the interview process Javier was arrested for Arson and booked into the Navajo County Jail. Formal criminal charges are pending review from the Navajo County Attorney’s Office upon completion of our investigation and submission of our police reports.
Sheriff David Clouse stated “it is extremely tragic when a family sustains a loss from a fire. I am appreciative of the hard work that our detectives completed to secure an arrest on the suspect that is responsible for the fire”