Kaneohe man guilty on 3 counts of arson
A Kaneohe man has admitted to setting fires at a gas station and the Kaneohe Post Office last year.
Christopher Buckley pleaded guilty yesterday to three counts of second-degree arson before Circuit Judge Steve Alm.
Buckley faces 10 years in prison and a $15,000 fine on each count.
According to police, Buckley allegedly drove to the Kaneohe Shell service station and paid for $2 worth of gas. Instead of filling his tank, he set fire to gasoline near the gas pump. A salesclerk recognized Buckley as a frequent customer.
Buckley fled and drove to the Kaneohe Post Office and set fire to a trash can inside. A bystander pulled the can outside, and the fire burned itself out.
A third charge involved another fire at the same Shell station.