Lewis Guilty of Arson in Beaver House Fire

A Sedro-Woolley man has been convicted of arson and other charges in the New Year’s Day 2016 fire that left the Beaver home of his former girlfriend uninhabitable.

38 year old Marshall Jay Lewis was found guilty of first degree arson, residential burglary, telephone harassment and cyberstalking. His sentencing is set for April 24.

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Deputy Criminal Prosecuting Attorney Steven Johnson said Wednesday he will recommend a prison sentence of at least 5½ years based on Lewis’ criminal history, which includes a conviction of third-degree rape in Snohomish County in 2010.

The former girlfriend was in Florida at the time of the fire.

The presiding juror, Norman Vorhies of Sequim, told the PD that Lewis’ interview with authorities, voicemail messages and traces of DNA at the home were the key pieces of evidence against Lewis.

Lewis, a convicted sex offender, will be sentenced at 9 a.m. April 24 in Clallam County Superior Court.