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CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces Arrest of Alleged Jacksonville Lowe's Home Improvement Store Arsonists

8/5/2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis announced the arrest of Crispen Jeremy Hart and Donovan Latravian Frank after they allegedly set fires to items inside a Lowe's Home Improvement Store.
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “It is fortunate that no one was injured in this incident. Arson has no place in our state, and if you choose to commit this crime, you will be brought to justice and held accountable. I appreciate the hard work of my arson detectives.”
 
During the investigation, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Division of Investigative and Forensic Services’ Bureau of Fire, Arson, and Explosives Investigations to respond to a fire at a Lowe's Home Improvement Store located at 9525 Regency Square Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to the detective’s arrival at Lowe's, staff located three items that had been set on fire, including merchandise packaging for a microwave and shower enclosure. Additionally, surveillance video showed both subjects were in the area of the fires. Each location was examined, and there were no competent sources of ignition other than human intervention at each location. 
 
Crispen Jeremy Hart and Donovan Latravian Frank were arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Duval County Jail. Hart and Frank face charges of arson. If convicted, they each face more than 20 years in prison.
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).