Larry R. Abrahamson
Larimer & Jackson Counties
On September 14, 2010, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office submitted to the Eighth Judicial District Attorney’s Office the results of their investigation of the Reservoir Road Fire near Loveland, Colorado. A thorough review of the facts, circumstances surrounding the Reservoir Fire and applicable state law was conducted. On September 24, 2010, the District Attorney’s Office charged Joel Ledermann with fourth degree arson, a class 4 felony. A person commits fourth degree arson if they recklessly start a fire which places other people or property in danger. The penalty for a class 4 felony is two to six years in the Department of Corrections.
Based on Mr. Ledermann’s cooperation with authorities, a warrant with personal recognizance bond was requested. Mr. Ledermann, through his attorney Marco Scalise, has indicated he will turn himself in.