SANTA ANA — Two men are being held on suspicion of setting fire to an abandoned auto dealership to cover up evidence of a burglary, authorities said Tuesday.
Steven M. Comstock, 18, and Doyle E. Fewell, 35, both believed to be transients, were arrested Saturday in connection with the fire at the former showroom of McLean Cadillac dealership in the 200 block of North Main Street, fire officials said.
Santa Ana Fire Department spokesman Karl Ellman said the suspects started the fire late Friday night to "cover up evidence of another crime." He declined to elaborate.
Sheriff's officials said Comstock and Fewell were being held on suspicion of burglary and arson at Orange County Jail. Their bails were $10,000 and $11,404 respectively. Fewell was also being held on several municipal code warrants.