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By: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Billings man Caleb James Door attempted to burn down an apartment building forcing a mother and daughter who he was fascinated with to leave the burning apartment.
Caleb Door arrested for arson and resisting arrest.
October 18, 2019, Caleb James Door visited the address of 1151 28th street West. During that visit, Caleb became intoxicated and belligerent towards the mother F.P.
F.P. called the non-emergency line for assistance and asked dispatch to remove Caleb James Door from her apartment.
Thirty minutes after police had removed Caleb Door, Caleb Door returned and was banging and yelling for F.P. to come to answer the door. Once again, F.P. called the non-emergency number and asked for assistance in having Caleb removed again.
At about the same time as she had placed the phone call, Caleb Door was trying to burn the mother and daughter our of their apartment. Caleb Door attempted to get a fire started directly in front of the mother's and daughter's home.
Billings Police Officer Messerschmidt responded along with Officer Wallis, Sgt Jensen, Officer Malcolm, and Officer Sutton.
According to the Billings Police Department, Door had set a fire alarm. The door intentionally was set on fire. The suspect, in this case, was Caleb James Door.
When the Fire department arrived on the scene, the Fire department observed a male matching the description of the person who reportedly set the fire in the first place was watching from outside of the building.
The Billings Police briefed by the Fire department officers indicated that they saw the man flee out into an adjacent field and was hiding.
Billings Police officers were able to locate Caleb James Door hiding in a ditch. Billings Police were able to detain Caleb James Door without incident. Upon further investigation, it was apparent that someone tried burning the door down as the door was charred, and the hallway filled with smoke from the burning door.
This article was published by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter License# USPA-ID-US/VI-01/29995