LEWISTON –Two of the men accused of setting a fire that destroyed three downtown Lewiston buildings last week, likely won’t be getting out of jail anytime soon.
A judge set a high bail Tuesday for Timothy Giggey and Douglas Hersom, both of whom are charged with arson and burglary. The judge, who called them both a danger to the community, set bail at $100,000 cash, a piece.
According to court documents, Giggey, Hersom and a juvenile set the fire-by lighting paper doused with WD-40. The motive: to set up a diversion so they could steal copper from a nearby business.
Demolition crews continue to take down what’s left of the row of buildings on Lisbon Street. The structures, which were in danger of collapsing, were condemned by the city following last week’s fire.