OLIVEHURST (CBS13) – A man has been arrested, accused of attempted murder and arson following a domestic violence incident that happened on Sunday night.

Djay Joel (credit: Yuba County Sheriff’s Dept.)

Deputies received word of a domestic disturbance around 11:40 p.m. in 5500 block of South Gledhill Avenue in Olivehurst. It was followed by the report of a fire at the residence, according to Yuba County Sheriff’s Department.

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Sheriff’s department detectives arrived on the scene and arrested 42-year-old Djay Joel of Olivehurst on charges of attempted murder and arson. Joel allegedly set fire to a bed in which the victim was laying. The victim was uninjured and able to escape, but the fire spread, destroying the home. 

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Joel was booked into the Yuba County Jail with a bail of $500,000.

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Yuba County Sheriff and Cal Fire Investigators are processing the crime scene, and the investigation remains active and ongoing.