Friday, July 7, 2017

18 Year Old Arrested for Arson

July 7, 2017

Investigators responded to Inglis Villas at 33 Tronu Drive in Inglis on July 6th after the maintenance worker found evidence someone intentionally set a fire in the laundry room. The laundry room is connected to the administrative offices and could have been occupied at the time. A law enforcement officer who is employed by the LCSO and lives in the Villas directed investigators to a potential suspect, Seth Lee Myers (7-17-98).

Myers was located and interviewed by LCSO investigators. Myers, who also lives in the Villas, told investigators he was mad at his mother and went out for a walk around 8 pm the evening before. He found a lighter in the grass while he was walking and went into the laundry room which is open to residents 24 hours a day. While in there, and for no real clear explanation, he lit the curtains on fire and left.  

Maintenance workers estimated the damage to the curtains, blinds and adjacent wall would exceed $200.00 to repair. Myers was arrested and has been charged with arson. He was booked into the Levy County Detention Facility and his bond has been set at $150,000.00.