Affidavit: man confesses to burning down local barn

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Police have arrested a man they believe started a fire that burned down a local barn.

According to an affidavit, Cutter Vincent-Foster was arrested on arson and theft charges among others.

The fire happened in the 700 block of 26 Road on July 8. Smoke could be seen billowing across the Grand Valley.

Vincent-Foster, 27, the grandson of the property owners, had been previously arrested for burglarizing the same location, according to an arrest affidavit. He was accused of stealing a mannequin valued at $5,000, tools and two bikes all valued at $1,200.

The affidavit said he was reportedly living in an RV on the property illegally and powering it using electricity from the nearby barn.

After the fire on July 8, investigators said they found a prescription bottle belonging to Chandra Woodward, who was located at the scene of the fire. She and Vincent-Foster were reportedly living together on the property.

The blaze started when Vincent-Foster reportedly lit Woodward's clothes on fire with electrical cords.

Later in an interview with police, the suspect confessed to starting the fire.

He was booked into the Mesa County Jail

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