IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – The arson suspect in a fire that destroyed a vast collection of irreplaceable artwork at a home near Idaho Springs has been identified.
Deputies arrested Robert Leibold who lived at the home. Leibold, 36, faces charges of first-degree arson and reckless endangerment.READ MORE: Denver Weather: Near Record Heat Raises The Fire Danger Monday, Storm Arrives Tuesday
The homeowner and artist, Dave Shelton, told CBS4 that Leibold was recently evicted from the home.
Hand-carved guitars, totem poles, and animal figurines were ruined by the fire.READ MORE: Semi Trailers On Fire At Colorado Springs Goodwill
Leibold remains in custody on $15,000 bond.
Investigators say Leibold called them shortly after admitting he started it.
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A friend set up a GoFundMe campaign asking for donations to help Shelton get back on his feet.