Former Apartment Maintenance Man Accused of Arson

A man is being accused of setting a dumpster fire on Thursday at the Arbors Apartments in Evansville.

Evansville Firefighters were called out to a dumpster fire close to an apartment building in the area of Monroe Ave. / Lee Ct.

The fire was on the east side of Lee Ct. in a plastic dumpster. One resident allegedly told firefighters they saw a former maintenance man light the fire.

Police were called out to the scene around 4:30 p.m.

Once on scene, police located Ryan Jameson, the former maintenance man.

The witness said that Jameson had been wearing a white shirt and white pants.

When officers found Jameson, they said he had no shirt.

Once the fire was extinguished, authorities said a white t-shirt was found burnt sitting in the bottom of the dumpster.

Jameson faces charges of arson and trespassing.

The manager of the apartment complex told police that Jameson did used to work as a maintenance man at the building, but he was terminated a few months ago.

According to authorities, Jameson was being disciplined by his employer for illegal dumping and being caught vandalizing air conditioning units.

According to the manager, Jameson was barred from all Arbors' property.

Jameson allegedly told officers he didn't set the fire and that he never had a shirt on.


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