Arson suspect arrested in historic Dayton hotel fire

Jonah Watson
Jonah Watson(Nevada State Police)
Published: Dec. 28, 2022 at 8:35 AM PST
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - A man has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of arson in connection to a fire at the historic Fox Hotel fire in October.

Jonah Watson was identified as a suspect and arrested on Dec. 27. He was booked into the Carson City Detention Facilty before being transferred to the Lyon County Jail on the following charges:

  • One count of 1st Degree Arson
  • Two counts of 2nd Degree Arson
  • One count of 3rd Degree Arson

On Oct. 13, the Lyon County Fire Protection District and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the building for reports of a structure fire.

The fire damaged three buildings in total and those inside the hotel were evacuated safely.