Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Sunday, 4/20/2008

Suspect charged in city arson fire

Police have arrested a man suspected of causing an explosive fire Friday night in Central Toledo, authorities said.

Carlester Jones, 56, of 943 Woodsdale Ave. is charged with aggravated arson. He was being held last night in the Lucas County jail without bond.

An unoccupied house at 1642 Belmont Ave. was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 7:45 p.m. Friday. Three sides of the home had been blown off by an explosion inside the home, and a city building inspector ordered the structure immediately demolished. Witnesses reported a suspicious person running out of the house before the explosion.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.