Late in the evening on November 16, 2023, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies responded to a fire in progress at a Deschutes County building on Harriman St. The deputies discovered suspicious circumstances, suggesting an illegal entry and intentional arson.
On November 17, 2023, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Detectives, after reviewing available evidence, identified Demian Christian as the suspect. Probable cause was established, leading to his arrest for Arson in the First Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.
Later that evening, Patrol Deputies located and apprehended Christian at his residence on NE Full Moon Dr. in Bend without incident.
He was subsequently lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail on the charges.
No additional information was released by officials at this time.
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.