GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jon Kevin Truett, 59, was arrested yesterday morning and charged with arson after allegedly setting his scooter on fire.
At 10:40 a.m. yesterday, Truett, who lives in the woods near 100 NE 39th Avenue, allegedly set his scooter on fire. Post Miranda, he reportedly said he was angry that the scooter would not start.
The responding Gainesville Police Department Officer wrote that the scooter was under a dense canopy of dry brush and trees and within 10 yards of tents where others were living, putting them in danger.
Truett has been charged with felony second-degree arson. He has a criminal history in Indiana but no local history except a recent citation for driving without a valid license. He was released on his own recognizance with a requirement for contact supervision.
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