From Page 1 Maiden Rock, has been jailed since the Nov. 23 structure fire at his town of Salem home. While no charges have been filed regarding the house fire, he was ordered to pay $500 cash bail …
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Maiden Rock, has been jailed since the Nov. 23 structure fire at his town of Salem home. While no charges have been filed regarding the house fire, he was ordered to pay $500 cash bail Nov. 24 on felony possession of methamphetamine (repeater), felony bail jumping (repeater) and possession of drug paraphernalia (repeater) charges. If convicted, he could face up to 3.5 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines.
According to the complaint: Pierce County deputies responded to a house fire at 3:39 p.m. Nov. 23 at N2319 County Road A in the town of Salem where a caller reported visible smoke and flames. When Ellsworth Fire arrived, the house was fully engulfed and ready to collapse. No one was inside when police and fire personnel arrived. The homeowner, Reamer, had been released from jail about 24 hours prior to the fire.
When police arrived, they found Reamer near the road talking to bystanders. Witnesses said he was shaking hands with people standing on the road, telling them he had put blankets on a space heater. He told deputies later that he had also put a can of spray paint on the fire when he discovered it. He appeared to be under the influence of a drug.
When asked for a timeline of what happened, Reamer said his girlfriend had dropped him off at the house around 1:30 p.m. and that he had plugged in a space heater in the upstairs corner bedroom. He allegedly went back downstairs to organize his paint cans, but when he went upstairs a while later, the heater was smoking and possibly on fire. Instead of trying to extinguish it, he decided to put some blankets and a spray paint can on it so it didn’t go out, he said. He said while he didn’t start the fire on purpose, he didn’t want it to go out and didn’t try to put it out; since there was already going to be smoke damage, he felt he might as well let it go, he said. He said he was planning to tear the house down anyway, so he could build into the hillside.
While talking to police, Reamer’s pupils were constricted and his head was jerking. Ellsworth EMS arrived to evaluate him, during which time he told them he’d used methamphetamine in the last hour and heroin a few days ago. During this time, he also told a series of bizarre stories, such as how he accidently impregnated Jennifer Aniston, dated his daughter Christina Aguilera and was raised by Mel Gibson. He also said he’s a cool boss who lets people smoke meth and drink on the job so they’re happier employees.
After officers found methamphetamine and paraphernalia in Reamer’s coat, he was placed under arrest for felony possession of methamphetamine (repeater), felony bail jumping (repeater) and possession of drug paraphernalia (repeater). Reamer said since he is famous, he should not be arrested; he then claimed to be Matchbox 20 lead singer Rob Thomas.
While being transported to Pierce County Jail, Reamer apparently told the officer that he thought the house fire would be more of a party, and no one even brought beer. When he signed forms at the jail, he listed his name as Bam Bam Keys. He also told deputies more details about the fire, such as how he threw a paint can into the room with the space heater to watch it explode. He then hid in a barn outside while the house was burning. He had hoped a bunch of people would show up to watch the house burn, and bring drugs and beer.
The next day in a third interview, Reamer told police he had started the fire on purpose and had sprayed pain tin the bedroom and on the bed and blankets. He said he used a lighter to start the fire because he couldn’t afford his mortgage payment and the house was junk. Police had to cut the interview short when Reamer became upset, threatened to squeeze a deputy’s head off and threw a chair against a wall.
Pierce County investigators determined through court records that a foreclosure was filed on the property on July 7, 2021. Reamer took a mortgage out on the property on Dec. 23, 2019, but had not made a payment since October 2020.
Reamer is slated to next appear in court for a pre-trial conference at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. In a separate case from Aug. 1, 2021, Reamer is charged with felony drive or operate vehicle without owner’s consent and criminal damage to property. Those charges resulted from a vehicle theft from a parking lot in Elk Mound.