Beauregard Bracy
Beauregard Bracy (Courtesy of San Juan County Sheriff's Office)

FARMINGTON — The San Juan County Sheriff's Office arrested a Bloomfield man earlier this week for allegedly setting fire to his former residence in September.

Beauregard Bracy, 25, was charged with two third-degree felonies for residential burglary and arson.

Bracy's former home at 6176 U.S. Highway 64 west of Bloomfield caught fire Sept. 14. A fire investigator determined the fire was set intentionally in the living room, according to a San Juan County Sheriff's Office news release.

Detectives interviewed Bracy on Tuesday at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center, where he was being held on an unrelated warrant. Police said he confessed to starting the fire.

Bracy allegedly said he was evicted and planned to confront the new tenants. When he found the home empty, he broke in through a window and set the couch on fire, according to the news release.

"The arrest of Bracy shows the cooperation between the San Juan County Fire Department and the sheriff's office," Sheriff Ken Christesen said in a prepared statement.

Bracy is in custody at the county jail on a $70,000 bond, according to the sheriff's office.

Ryan Boetel covers crime for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644 and rboetel@daily-times.com. Follow him on Twitter @rboetel on Twitter.