PORTLAND, Ore. – Bail was set at $200,000 for one of the suspects in a Christmas Eve arson and burglary in Clark County during a Wednesday court appearance.
The suspect, Joshua Roland, is being held at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of burglary, arson and theft of firearms.
Joshua's brother, Michael Roland, was arrested on Tuesday for rendering criminal assistance. He also appeared in court Wednesday and his bail was set at $30,000.
Joshua Roland and his accomplice, Dan Cronin Jr., are suspected of setting fire to a home in the Hockinson neighborhood of Clark County on Christmas Eve and stealing the family’s belongings. The Clark County Sheriff’s office said the men had also been seen casing nearby neighborhoods.
Cronin was captured Tuesday, Jan. 16 at a North Portland apartment after a three-hour standofff with a SWAT team and U.S. Marshals.
Joshua Roland was arrested on January 5 at the Embassy Suites hotel in Northeast Portland. A second suspect managed to slip away before police arrived. Another man in the room was questioned and released.
Guests in rooms on either side were evacuated during the arrest.
Sgt. Pete Muller with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said a task force made up of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Portland police, and US Marshals tracked the suspects to the Embassy Suites.