Joel Ledermann: Is affidavit a jail-time argument for man accused of starting Reservoir Road fire?

Today's Denver Post features an editorial that questions the harshness of the fourth-degree arson charge faced by Joel Ledermann, the man accused of accidentally starting the Reservoir Road fire near Loveland.

But at the very least, the arrest affidavit suggests that he engaged in some seriously dubious behavior.

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