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Tucson police make arrest in Christmas Eve Walmart arson

Bryant Gonzales is facing several charges in connection with a Dec. 24 fire at a Walmart on...
Bryant Gonzales is facing several charges in connection with a Dec. 24 fire at a Walmart on East Speedway in Tucson.(Tucson Police Department)
Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 1:04 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Tucson police have arrested a man in connection with a fire that caused the closure of an east-side Walmart on Christmas Eve.

According to police, 31-year-old Bryant Gonzales was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 12, and charged with arson of an occupied structure, felony criminal damage, endangerment, fraud and burglary.

The fire was set inside the Walmart at 7150 E. Speedway Boulevard. More than 300 people were evacuated from the building, but no injuries were reported.

Gonzales is being held on a $10,000 cash-only bond.

No additional information was immediately available.

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