A warrant has been issued for a Clifton Heights arson suspect after he failed to show up in court on Tuesday.
Aiman Arabeiat, 45, was charged back in 2011
with burning down his own business. Arabeiat was charged with two counts of
aggravated arson after an explosion rocked the Jerusalem Restaurant on November
Following the charges, his attorney said the Sheriff's Department has
turned him away twice from the jail because of the severe burns sustained
during the explosion.
Prosecutors asked for a high
bond, saying it was a serious crime and the jail could make arrangements to
handle his medical condition, but Judge Melissa Powers released him on his own
recognizance and ordered him to surrender his passport.
Arabeiat was scheduled in
court to be sentence on Tuesday. A judge has issued a warrant for his arrest.