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Man Sentenced To Prison Following Last Year's Massive Buck Fire

Gregory Lance Good was sentenced to four years and eight months in state prison for interfering with efforts to battle last summer's Buck Fire, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman.

A Sage man who turned up at a Temecula Red Cross evacuation shelter in tears during a fast-moving wildland fire last year has been sentenced to prison for interfering with firefighting efforts.

, was sentenced last week for assaulting a firefighter with his vehicle and interfering with a firefighter during last summer's massive Buck Fire incident in Aguanga, according to a report from Cal Fire/Riverside County spokeswoman Jody Hagemann.

Good was sentenced to four years and eight months in state prison for his crimes, according to Hagemann's report.

O He told a volunteer there that he had lost his trailer home in the Buck blaze.

Lynda Shoemaker, a Red Cross volunteer who was managing the center that night, said Good told her he was trying to douse flames when his dogs escaped and went missing.

The swift-moving Buck Fire was r The blaze burned more than 1,800 acres, forced multiple evacuations and damaged three structures, Hagemann said.

An inmate firefighter reportedly died after battling the blaze.

The fire took four days to contain. It was later determined the blaze was sparked by lightning.

John Doe February 26, 2013 at 03:40 AM
Did I miss something here? 4 years 8 months for ?? What a waste of time/money.
Connie Lingus February 26, 2013 at 02:23 PM
I'd like to know the mans story. Why did he lose his temper, what really happened?
S February 26, 2013 at 04:02 PM
I was thinking the same thing John Doe! What exactly happened here?
Make Sense February 26, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Soooooo..... We're not suppose to tell the fire department when our house is on fire? Is that a jailable offense now? What is it that he did wrong? I can't imagine he was the only one to show up to the shelter & say my house burned. Is everyone that went to the shelter facing jail?
stanz February 26, 2013 at 06:41 PM
i dont understand this at all!
Bob Dole February 26, 2013 at 08:24 PM
One of the worst articles ever. Said the same thing more or less 3 times but nothing on why he did it or details of what he actually did.
SPB February 26, 2013 at 08:31 PM
This story makes no sense.
Imperfect Man February 26, 2013 at 08:36 PM
I can understand law enforcement not telling what happened, but this article (and all articles I can find) are lacking any substantive information about what the guy did. Yeah, I get that he "assaulted" a fire fighter with his vehicle, but why no details about what happened? No coverage of the trial and what "evidence" was presented? What is "interfering" with a firefighter? I would like to know so I don't accidentally do it. Did the guy try to run down the firefighter? Was it that the firefighter tried to block him from leaving or entering his property while he was either looking for his dogs or heading to the shelter? C'mon... can't you expound a little more on the incident that cost this guy almost 5 years of his life in prison? It seems that more and more there are people getting in trouble for encounters with people working for the state. Maybe some of us would like to know just what we are and are not allowed to do when one of those people in an official capacity are in our space. With the information provided, I find it disturbing that a distraught human being, during the onslaught of a fire that destroys his home, his loved companions (dogs) escaping and could (at the time) be in danger because of the fire, is charged and convicted and sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Is there no understanding of the trauma a human being may be suffering in these situations? Is there no compassion for anyone other than a state worker?
Vic February 26, 2013 at 08:41 PM
It says he assaulted a firefighter with his vehicle. That might have something to do with it.......
Susan McDonald February 26, 2013 at 11:31 PM
If I remember correctly it was in the area where there was a pot farm. If he is the guy who got his hands burned he might be one of the pot growers. I heard something about a guy saying he was looking for his dogs, then he was looking for two other people, etc. there's probably a whole lot more to this story than being told.
Troy February 27, 2013 at 12:08 AM
He got in an argument with a fire captain, tried to run him over with his suzuki samurai, and ran the captains foot over. He also had been charged with firing a gun against some hikers he thought were trespassing. It doesn't matter how distraught he was. There's no excuse for intentionally running over a fire fighter. Just Google his name, and you'll find more details.
Troy February 27, 2013 at 12:12 AM
If you Google his man, you'll learn more. Basically, he got in an argument with a fire captain, got in his Samurai, and tried to run the captain over. He wound up running over his foot. No matter how distraught he was, there's no excuse for that. In fact, the circumstances likely played a role in why he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon rather than attempted murder. He also has a history of violent behavior.
Troy February 27, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Sorry. That should be Google his name, not man. Swype sometimes does that.
4and27 February 27, 2013 at 01:39 AM
I was on the jury. The guy was a nut case

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