The last two of five teenage boys accused of setting fire to four homes in a new Lacey housing development made their initial appearances in Thurston County Juvenile Court on Thursday.
The oldest, 17, was arrested Wednesday at the downtown Olympia Intercity Transit bus station. He is accused of two counts of second-degree burglary and one count each of first- and second-degree malicious mischief.
Court Commissioner Christine Schaller set his bail at $50,000.
The younger boy, 13, was arrested at Chinook Middle School on Wednesday. He is accused of three counts each of second-degree arson and second-degree burglary.
Schaller set his bail at $100,000.
The 13-year-old also appeared in court on a probation violation, his second in the past month, prosecutors said.
Schaller sentenced the boy to seven days with one day served in juvenile detention for the violation.
The two boys, along with another 13-year-old and two 16-year-olds who appeared in court Wednesday, are accused of taking part in an arson that destroyed one home and charred four others, causing more than $400,000 worth of damage.
Three of the fires were set Saturday in the 4000 block of 20th Ave. N.W. and spread to a fourth home. The fourth fire was set Tuesday morning.
All of the homes were under construction. No one was hurt.
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