California Man Torched Haystacks Displaying Donald Trump and Devin Nunes Campaign Signs, Police Say

A man in California has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to haystacks which were expressing support for President Donald Trump.

Adam Aguilar, 43, is accused of arson after the large haystacks which also said people should "say no to socialism" and back California Rep. Devin Nunes were allegedly intentionally set on fire.

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office said they were called just before 10 p.m. on October 10, to the area of Avenue 384 and Road 80, south of Dinuba, to a report of a haystack fire.

Deputies said it was the same location where a haystack was intentionally burned down less than two weeks prior.

While police were speaking to potential witnesses on October 12, Aguilar took off in his car when deputies tried to contact him. After a short pursuit, the 43-year-old was arrested on separate charges.

On October 19, the sheriff's submitted their case to the Tulare County District Attorney's Office, who charged Aguilar with one count of arson and one count of arson during a state of emergency.

The charges are enhanced because the crimes were committed while Aguilar was out on bail in separate cases.

Aguilar has four additional open criminal cases for felony child abuse, violation of a court order, criminal threats, and felony evading, reports KMPH.

He also has a 2001 "strike" against him for second-degree murder in Nevada.

He is currently being held without bail.

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office have been contacted for an update.

This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Bryan De Haan or Sergeant Bryan Clower at the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at 1-800-808-0488, or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-419.

Earlier this month, a man was arrested on suspicion of setting fire to large hay bales showing support for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Massachusetts.

Lonnie Durfee, 49, was charged with one count of burning personal property in connection to the large fire at the Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton on October 10—the same night the bales were torched in California.

"This is a sad reflection of the vast polarization in our country and in the Berkshires," Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington's office said in a statement.

Dalton Police said Durfee had been "drinking heavily" on the night the haystacks were burnt and that the suspect was also "distraught" over the recent death of his 24-year-old son in a motorcycle crash in New Jersey.

Correction 10/21/20, 5:09 a.m. ET: A previous headline inaccurately suggested the suspect was a Trump and Nunes supporter. We regret the error.

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A man has been arrested after a haystack displaying political signs was burned in Tulare County, California. Tulare County Sheriff's Office