Man faces arson-related charges |

Man faces arson-related charges

Paul Shockley

A 62-year-old man arrested last week after a standoff with Moffat County Sheriff’s deputies has been charged for allegedly starting a fire that destroyed a mobile home he once rented two miles east of Maybell.

Terry Dean Magoon faces felony charges of first-degree arson and second-degree burglary of a building. Magoon has a scheduled status conference at 3 p.m. Nov. 5 before Moffat County Court Judge Mary Lynne James.

He remains in Moffat County Jail on a $20,000 bond.

Officers and Maybell fire crews responded to the fire, on property owned by Doug McIntyre of Maybell at 62802 U.S.

Highway 40, at about 6 a.m. on Oct. 24.

The fire gutted a 12-by-65

foot mobile home, situated one-quarter mile south of the


Sheriff’s deputies, who sought Magoon for questioning in the fire in addition to serving an arrest warrant on an unrelated traffic charge, spotted him around noon that day, hiding behind a stone structure near the property, according to court documents.

A standoff followed, and Magoon, armed with a .22-caliber rifle, surrendered without incident, according to the sheriff’s


No charges have been filed against Magoon relating to the standoff, according to court records.

Court documents allege that Magoon admitted starting the fire at 4 a.m.

Magoon was forced to leave the property Oct. 20 for alleged delinquent rent payment, according to the documents.

If convicted, Magoon faces four to 16 years on the arson count, or, two to 32 years if mitigating or aggravating circumstances are found; as well as two to eight years on the burglary charge, and exceptional penalties of one year to 16 years.

Paul Shockley can be reached at 824-7031 or at

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