34 -year-old Justin Lewter of Limestone Co. was not charged for arson after setting his mobile home on fire. According to Limestone Co. Deputies the only reason Lewter was not charged with arson was because he owns the home.
However if the fire would have spread to another property or if someone would have been injured of killed then Lewter would have been charged with arson.
The arson statue states that burning your own home or business for insurance money will, most of the time, result in a felony crime. Depending on the state and county, if you are not in control of the fire and did not tell authorities you were burning items on your property, then you could be charged with criminally endangering your neighbors or the public.
Instead of being charged with arson Lewter was arrested for public intoxication and second degree possession of marijuana.
He is currently at the Limestone Co. Jail on a $1500 bond.
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