Sentencing postponed in 2010 arson case

Sentencing postponed in 2010 arson case of Darryl Nanos accused of setting fire to an occupied fourplex

Last week a decision was reached in the case of Darryl Nanos, a previous Lake Cowichan resident who was accused of setting fire to an occupied fourplex on Stanley Road in Lake Cowichan on October 8, 2010.

At the time of the fire, Nanos was well known to local RCMP, and there were people in the other units in the building. Luckily, no one was hurt, but by the time police arrived, Nanos’s residence was completely engulfed in flames.

Judge Josiah Wood has made a decision about the case, but postponed announcement until July 24, due to the fact that Nanos had checked himself into a residential treatment program in Port Coquitlam.

Nanos’s Lawyer, Scott Sheets, made Wood aware of of this fact and stated that Nanos will remain in the facility until August 17.

Wood, though ready to announce his decision, did not think it was appropriate to do so in Nanos’s absence.

Nanos is charged with one count of arson to an inhabited property, a crime that comes with a maximum penalty of a lifetime behind bars.