Troopers say Trevor Cole, 33, intentionally set a travel trailer on fire.
ANCHORAGE – Troopers arrested a man Thursday night after he allegedly set a trailer on fire in Anchor Point.
Trevor Cole, 33, hid in the woods with firearms while the Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department and troopers responded to the fire, according an Alaska State Troopers report. The travel trailer, located on Chakok Avenue, was fully engulfed in flames.
After the fire was out and as troopers were leaving, they spotted Cole walking away from the scene on North Fork Road. He had a rifle and a concealed handgun.
Cole wouldn’t let troopers secure the firearms and was arrested for misconduct involving weapons, the report said.
A search found that he also had less than an ounce of marijuana, according to troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen.
Investigators believe Cole set the trailer on fire after he had a falling out with the trailer’s owner. Cole owns the land, they said, but previously gave the trailer owner permission to park on his property.
Cole faces second-degree arson and two misconduct charges involving weapons and a controlled substance. Troopers booked him at the Homer jail. Anchor Point is in the Kenai Peninsula Borough and is about 15 miles from Homer.