California man charged in Comet Ping Pong pizza arson

A California man is under arrest in connection with a fire that was set at Comet Ping Pong pizza in January.

Ryan Jaselskis, 22, of Northridge - who is also known as Ryan Rimas, was charged with arson on Feb. 13.

If convicted, the charge carries a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Jaselskis is being held without bond pending a detention hearing scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19.

According to court documents, Jaselskis had run ins with the authorities twice after the Jan. 23 fire at Comet Ping Pong.

On Feb. 4, he was charged with assaulting an officer and unlawful entry after he jumped a fence around the Washington Monument at the National Mall.

He was issued a "stay away order" barring him from the Washington Monument Grounds, but he tried to jump the fence again on Feb. 5.

On the second arrest, he was charged with unlawful entry, destruction of public property, and contempt in D.C. Superior Court.

On Feb. 12, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agents looked at Jaselskis' clothes and determined that they were the same clothes worn by the suspected arsonist.