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Four Juveniles Arrested for Setting Escambia County House Fire


Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413-2842
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of State Fire Marshal today announced the arrests of four Florida teenagers for arson following a January 2015 house fire in Molino, Florida. An investigation found multiple points inside and outside the home where a fire was set. Evidence also suggests that Molotov cocktails made using materials found in the home started the fire.
The defendants, George Bodie (16), Ezequeil Gulsey (17), Racheil Moore (17) and Shawn Reid (16), entered the property without permission of the owner. In addition to arson, they have been charged with burglary and use of a firebomb. They will be prosecuted by the office of 1st Judicial Circuit State Attorney William “Bill” Eddins.
Approximately $75,000 in damages was caused by the fire. No injuries were reported.
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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).