Arrest and arraignment today of five individuals in connection with the fire in Hyannis
Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe and Barnstable Chief of Police Paul McDonald announced the arrest and arraignment today in Barnstable District Court of five individuals in connection with the fire at 50 Hiramar Road, Hyannis. The Commonwealth requested $100,000. bail on each of the defendants. Their names and the amounts of bail set by Judge W. James O'Neill are as follows:
Joshua Debonise (dob: 6/19/88) of Louis St., Hyannis $50,000.
Tiffany Mason (dob: 10/30/87) of Louis St., Hyannis $1,000.
Andrew Nickerson (dob: 12/2/88) of Mashpee $50,000.
Victor Mason (dob: 9/19/87) of East Boston, MA $100,000.
Jose Reyes (dob: 2/18/86) of Fitchburg, MA $100,000.
All defendants are charged with Arson of a Dwelling House and Attempted Murder. In addition, Jose Reyes is also charged with Possession of an Infernal Machine. All five defendants are to return to court on April 28, 2008.
The case remains under investigation by the Barnstable Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police and the State Fire Marshal's Office.