COOLIDGE — Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man in connection with a possible arson Dec. 16.

According to PCSO, Jesus Leal, 28, was arrested and booked into the county jail on Wednesday on suspicion of arson of a structure/property, arson of an occupied structure and two probation violations.

Deputies received a call around 2 a.m. of a house fire off South State Route 87 and East Earley Road near Coolidge. The caller reported seeing an individual set fire to the home and drive off. The caller was able to provide deputies with a description of the individual and the vehicle.

Eloy Police assisted in the search and later located the man and vehicle.

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Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is a reporter covering the city of Casa Grande and the surrounding area, as well as Central Arizona College. She can be reached at sadams@pinalcentral.com.