Teen arson suspect facing felony charges

Published: Nov. 23, 2015 at 8:03 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2016 at 8:03 PM MST
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SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A 15-year-old teen is being charged as an adult after police said he allegedly set fire to his caregivers' home while they were sleeping on Sunday morning.

Sierra Vista police received a 911 call around 7:23 a.m., reporting a possible arson in the 1800 block of Elmwood Lane, according to a news release from the Sierra Vista Police Department.

The homeowners told police they woke up when their smoke detector alarm went off, and found three separate fires in their home.

The teen they were caring for, 15-year-old Hayden Beaulie, was missing.

The homeowners were able to put out the fires before they caused extensive damage. Two fires had been set in the Beaulie's bedroom, and one in the laundry room.

Police located Beaulie a few blocks from the home.

The homeowners said Beaulie was placed in their home in September, and that they were in the process of becoming his foster parents.

Police said Beaulie allegedly set the fires and left the house without waking the homeowners, which is considered an "extreme indifference to human life."

He was charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of attempted manslaughter and one count of arson, all felonies.

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