Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, October 02, 2008

10-02-08 Arson Arrests

10-02-08 Arson Arrests

Boise October 2nd, 2008 - Boise Police Detectives have taken two men into custody in connection with an arson case that took place on September 13th of this year.

What happened: After a detailed investigation Boise Detectives have determined that on september 13th victims had been involved in an argument with party goers at their residence on the 10,000 block of of Glen Ellen Court in Boise. Shortly after the argument the party broke up. Ashton Hepting and Patric Draves returned later that morning at approximately 4:00 AM. Ashton Hepting proceeded to use a gas can to pour a flammable liquid on a vehicle parked in the driveway while Patrick Draves watched and waited in a nearby vehicle. Ashton Hepting then used a lighter to ignite the fuel which engulfed the vehicle in flames. The fire then jumped form the vehicle to the residence with two occupants inside. The residence was severely damaged before Fire Fighters could extinguish the flames. No one was injured in the fire. 

Arrested: Ashton R. Hepting 25 years old of Boise,

Charges: First Degree Arson (felony)

Arrested: Patrick A. Draves 19 years old of boise, 

Charges: Aiding and Abetting Arson (felony)


Anyone with further information in this case is urged to call crime stoppers at 343-COPS

Release Prepared By: 

Charles McClure 

Boise Police Public Information