Beauty supply store fire lands man in prison

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas resident who attempted to destroy an area beauty supply store by fire and explosive devices, will go to prison for five years and pay nearly $1.7 million in restitution under a sentence handed down Wednesday, Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said.

Reynaldo Staana, 48, who pleaded guilty in February to one count of arson of property used in or affecting interstate commerce, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Mahan.

"It is very fortunate that his dangerous actions did not also result in injury or the loss of human life," Bogden said of Staana.

According to court records, Staana was an assistant manager at Beauty Supply Warehouse at 3310 S. Nellis Blvd. but was terminated from his position in August 2013. On Sept. 8, Staana entered the business after hours without permission to commit theft of property. While inside he used fire to ignite a flammable liquid with the intent of destroying the business. The fire caused more than $1 million in damage to the structure and its contents.

Staana has been in custody since his arrest in September.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Clark County Fire Department and Metro Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christina Brown.


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