Suspected Bosque arsonist to be released from jail

Audie Helms
Audie Helms

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The man who started a series of fires in the Bosque will be a free man soon.

Audie Helms appeared before a judge in court Wednesday. He’s set to be released on the June 16 on pre-trial services as long as he adheres to an alcohol treatment program.

Helms was arrested in April after police caught him setting a fire near Bridge in the south valley.

He is suspected of setting as many as seven, but so far he’s only charged with two.

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