Thursday, May 11, 2017|11:05 a.m.
Afshin Bahrampour A male with a previous misdemeanor conviction in a garbage can arson case has been charged with setting two fires at a Las Vegas synagogue.
Afshin Bahrampour sat shackled and staring at the floor Thursday during his very first court look on felony arson and robbery charges.
He was jailed after a vehicle fire late Monday outside the Chabad Jewish Center of Las Vegas and a small trash can fire earlier inside the building.
Bahrampour wasn’t asked to go into a plea. The judge scheduled a May 25 preliminary hearing.
Bahrampour is being held at the Clark County prison in Las Vegas.
His designated public defender, Rafael Nones, declined to comment.
The 47-year-old Bahrampour pleaded an equivalent of no contest last September to misdemeanor attempted arson in a trash can fire at a state office complex in Las Vegas.