Month: April 2012

Man on Felony Drug Probation Arrested For Arson

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                April 1, 2012 Time:                10:15 PM   On April 1, 2012 Deputy Ella Anderson responded to 7571 NE 92 Court Bronson in reference to a house fire.  Upon arrival the wood frame house was fully engulfed in flames.  The victim’s 1999 Ford Crown Victoria was parked in the front yard and the fire quickly spread to the car.  The Bronson Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire and kept the fire from spreading to other residences.   Investigator Mike Wilkinson with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and Robert Thompson with the State Fire Marshall’s Office determined that the fire was an arson case. The investigation revealed that Jermain Griffin got into a verbal argument with his wife and a relative the previous night. During the incident Griffin cut his right hand on a bottle and there was blood at the scene of the crime.   Officer Thompson arrested Griffin for arson. Griffin is also currently on felony probation for possession of cocaine with intent to sell.    Deputy Ella Anderson and Major Evan Sullivan transported Griffin to the Tri-County Hospital for his injuries.  Griffin was treated and released and booked in the Levy County Jail for arson.  Griffin will be held with no bond.         Defendant:   Jermain Lashaun Griffin 7571 NE 92 Court Bronson, Fl. B/M, 08/26/82                                                                                                                           ###     

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Levy County Sheriff's Office
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