Columbia Man Accused Of Arson With Trial Starting

An arson trial for a man accused of paying someone to start a fire at a Columbia mobile home is set to begin today (Monday).

64 year old Mehrdad Fotoohighiam is accused of paying James Hall to start a fire at a mobile home on Rock Quarry road in a property dispute.

Hall was acquitted in a case last year.

Fotoohighiam is also facing charges of first degree attempted murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder, those charges will be tried at a later date.