On Monday, April 17, 2023, at approximately 5:33 p.m., Pueblo police were dispatched to 0-10 block of Mersey Court. on a report of a structure fire. On April 15, 2023, Officers were at this same residence about a felony Criminal Mischief, Domestic Violence case. Pueblo City Fire determined the fire was an arson investigation.
The suspect in both cases, 41-year-old Austin Gelsinger, was arrested near the area of Pueblo Blvd. and Thatcher Ave several hours later. Gelsinger was booked on felony Criminal Mischief, Domestic Violence from the incident on April 15th, along with additional charges of Arson and Domestic Violence.