Federal charges filed in autism center arson fire
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Federal felony charges were filed this week against a Las Vegas man accused of setting an autism facility on fire.
24-year-old Samuel Powers was charged in an indictment with one count of arson and one count of possession of an unregistered firearm.
Powers pleaded not guilty to both counts and his trial was set for July 23.
The indictment alleges that Powers attempted to destroy the autism center, located on Windy Street in Las Vegas, with fire and explosives on April 15.
If convicted, Powers could spend up to 20 years in prison and face fines of up to $500,000.