Prescott AZ (May 31, 2012) – Arizona Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested and booked 51-year-old Steven Hammes for one count of Arson involving the May 31, 2012 fire on Grey Hawk Point, Prescott. Initial bond was set at one million dollars and Hammes remains in the Camp Verde Detention Center.
Detectives began the investigation into the cause of the fire and early on developed indications the house fire was intentionally set. Further leads were obtained by detectives that identified Steven Hammes as a suspect in the cause of the fire.
Hammes is listed as the owner of the Grey Hawk Point home.
Based on the results of the investigation, detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Hammes and eventually located him in Prescott Valley on Hoffman Road.
Further details have not been released as the investigation remains ongoing.
If anyone has additional information regarding the circumstances of this fire, contact the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232. Callers to Silent Witness can provide information with complete anonymity.
Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher joins the community in thanking fire fighters for heroic efforts in preventing the spread of the Prescott Grey Hawk Point fire to nearby structures and wilderness areas.