A Thurston County Superior Court judge sentenced a transient sex offender to eight years and four months in prison Thursday for the July 8 arson that caused more than $2 million in damage to Olympia's new City Hall.
During a trial this week, a Thurston County jury convicted Joshua Stacy, 22, of one count of second-degree arson and two counts of second-degree burglary.
Stacy was arrested after Olympia police was informed by the state Department of Corrections that a global positioning system device worn by Stacy showed he was at the City Hall site when the arson occurred. Stacy had been released from Coyote Ridge Correctional Center on May 11 and had to wear a GPS monitoring device on his ankle because he is a level 3 sex offender. In 2004, Stacy was convicted of firstdegree child molestation in Mason County.