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Nespelem man indicted for starting wildfire

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SPOKANE — A 35-year-old Nespelem man is accused of purposely setting a fire on the Colville Indian Reservation that burned 250 acres and threatened several homes last summer.

Mylan Williams was indicted Dec. 18 by a federal grand jury of setting fire to tribal lands. If convicted in U.S. District Court in Spokane, he faces a maximum of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, court documents state.

He is a Colville tribal member.

The July 30 fire burned…

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