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A 26-year-old man suspected of breaking into a Colfax business last week and started two fires was apprehended by Placer County Sheriff’s deputies minutes later.

Brandyn Gene Hall, 26, of Colfax, tackled a security officer while running from the Colfax Car Wash on S. Auburn Street just after midnight Monday. The security guard had been patrolling the business when he saw someone inside the car wash. The guard called 911 and deputies responded.

Once on scene, a deputy found Hall wandering in the area, looking for his bike. Hall was arrested and booked at the Placer County Jail on charges of burglary, arson and battery of a security officer.

Hall got inside the business by smashing the front door glass. While inside, he started two fires – one in the front office and another in a rear storage area. Deputies were able to put out the fires with their fire extinguishers.

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