At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing for Brandon McGlover, 32, of Temecula, Riverside County Superior Court Judge John M. Davis ruled that there was sufficient evidence to hold McGlover for trial as an arsonist, including the Cranston Fire this past July.
After three days of testimony and submission of records, including a receipt for purchase of material from Walmart, Davis set Nov. 30 as the date for McGlover’s official information arraignment. Nearly 10 individuals were called as witnesses for the prosecution.
Trial dates and other steps are not decided. He is currently being held in custody, and bail is $3.5 million.
McGlover has been charged with a total of 15 felony counts related to nine separate fires, of which the largest was the Cranston Fire. If convicted as currently charged, McGlover faces a potential life sentence.