On July 21, Marchand pleaded guilty to two felony counts of arson. Riverside County Superior Court Judge James T. Warren handed down a four-year prison term for the first conviction and a year-long term for the second.
Marchand was arrested by sheriff's deputies on March 30. According to a news release from the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, Marchand was originally taken into custody in connection with a March 30 fire in Pedley, but arson investigators later connected him to eight other fires.
Marchand was charged with nine counts of arson, but seven charges were dropped under a plea agreement.
CNS contributed to this report.