Four arrested for arson in Franklin County fires

Four arrested for arson in Franklin County fires
Clockwise from top left, Eli Johnson and Nicole Monk of Eltopia and Arthur Johnson and Teresa Farris of Othello were arrested Sunday in connection with a series of fires in northern Franklin County. (Courtesy: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Department says four suspects have been arrested in a series of grass cover and haystack fires in northern Franklin County over the weekend.

Nicole Monk and Eli Johnson of Eltopia and Arthur Johnson and Teresa Ferris of Othello were arrested for arson on Sunday.

The fires took place on Eltopia West Road and Blanton Road on Saturday and Sunday.

Deputies are investigating a possible connection between this series of fires and multiple cases of arson from July 2013.