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Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office Arrests Woman for Arson Following Car Fire in Silver Springs

2/19/2015

Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413-2842
 
SILVER SPRINGS, Fla. – The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of State Fire Marshal today announced the arrest of 35-year-old Lauris Brown for setting a car fire in Silver Springs on February 9, 2015. The fire was set following an argument between Brown and her ex-boyfriend during which she threatened to set his new girlfriend’s car on fire.
 
An investigation discovered Brown purchased a plastic gas can and two gallons of gas following the argument with her ex-boyfriend. Shortly after purchasing the gas, she returned to his home, set his new girlfriend’s car on fire and fled the scene. The ex-boyfriend and a neighbor witnessed Brown igniting the vehicle.
 
Arson to a vehicle is a 2nd degree felony and carries a maximum 15 year sentence.
 
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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official, oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government, reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away businesses, and providing transparency and accountability in spending. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).