The roommate of a local artist has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty in an arson fire in November that destroyed a house on Puma Ranch Road west of Idaho Springs.
Robert Raymond Leibold III, 36, also was ordered to serve three years of mandatory parole after he pleaded guilty Dec. 21 to second-degree arson, a class 4 felony.
The district attorney’s office said Leibold admitted to setting the fire on Nov. 12. Liebold was arrested moments after the fire was set.
Local artist Dave Shelton lost everything in the blaze.