An Encinitas man who admitted to setting fires at a church and a middle school and throwing a Molotov cocktail into another church building during a three-week arson spree was sentenced Sept. 27 to 10 years in federal prison.
Tyler Carender, 22, was arrested in July 2017 at his home on Island View Lane in Encinitas, which is adjacent to Oak Crest Middle School and about 400 yards from St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, both of which were damaged in the fall 2016 arson spree.
He pleaded guilty in March to all three arson-related charges.
The Rev. Brenda Sol, rector at St. Andrew's, told Carender that the church congregation is sad, but not angry with him.