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UPDATE: Suspect in Firdale Market located, in jail


Last updated 1/7/2021 at 10:35am

Edmonds PD

UPDATE: Arson suspect James P. Doggett has been located and is in custody. He is in the Skagit County Jail awaiting a court appearance on another charge.


Edmonds police detectives have identified a suspect in the Dec. 23 fire that destroyed Firdale Market.

Brian Soergel

Firdale Market. Picture taken Jan. 5.

Detectives have probable cause to arrest James P. Doggett for arson. Doggett is a 62-year-old white male who is five-nine, 155 pounds, with white facial hair and beard. He was last seen wearing a baseball hat and a Christmas tree skirt over dark jeans.

(Watch a short video.)

He was contacted in the area before and after the fire was discovered. Doggett is believed to be transient and is known to have been in north Snohomish County since the arson.

Police, who believe James Doggett is a danger to the community, are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Tips can be sent to [email protected]

If you believe you see the suspect, do not approach and call 911.


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