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Suspect Tried to Use Family Connection: DA



    Suspect Tried to Use Family Connection: DA
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    The son of a Lakeside Fire Captain, accused of arson, allegedly tried to fight off the man who held him at the scene of the fire saying, “You don’t know who you’re dealing with.”

    Kameron Hisaw, 19, was arrested Sunday morning and charged with burglary and two counts of arson after a fire destroyed a trailer and a pickup truck in Crest.

    The teenager appeared for his arraignment Wednesday and entered a not guilty plea. His attorney requested that Hisaw’s appearance be disguised and the judge granted that request.

    Prosecutors requested bail based on Hisaw’s actions when he was arrested. Once deputies arrived at the scene of the fire, Hisaw became combative, sometimes cooperating and other times going rigid or limp, prosecutors said.

    Hisaw made several statements including “Frank was the one who started the fire” and “You don’t know who you’re dealing with,” according to prosecutors.

    Hisaw also allegedly told deputies, “I’m an applicant for a police agency and my father is a fire captain in Lakeside.”

    Kameron's father, Lakeside fire captain John Hisaw appeared in court with his wife Collette and their son Kyle to support Kameron.

    “It sounds out of character for Kameron,” John Hisaw said about the comments attributed to his son. He added that his son is a young adult who has been living on his own for a year and working to save money for college.

    His parents aren’t aware of what happened Sunday morning because they said it’s been very difficult to get a hold of their son. “We haven’t had a chance to talk with him. We want to, we want to find out what happened but we haven’t been able to get a hold of him yet,” John Hisaw said.

    Collette Hisaw described what it’s been like to have to deal with the attention of the media on top of the arrest of her son.

    “I feel like we’re getting picked on,” she said. “You don’t report when other kids get into trouble and they’re the son of a secretary.”

    “We’re just trying to be a family and be supportive. It’s been very hard for us to deal with this in addition to the accusations of our son,” said Collette Hisaw.

    Investigators are searching for a second suspect in the case.

    Bail was set at $50,000. If convicted, Hisaw could face up to three years in prison.