A $5,000 warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of a man accused of failing to extinguish the controlled burn that started the Topaz Ranch Estates.
Steven Cozad, 30, was scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Monday. Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins issued a $5,000 bench warrant that may be paid by cash or bond.
Cozad's mother, Kim Carlin, 56, appeared with attorney Charles Zumpft.
A pre-trial conference was set for Sept. 19, after Carlin waived her right to a trial within 60 days.
Cozad and Carlin are accused of misdemeanor negligent failure to extinguish a …