Ohio Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Setting Ex-Girlfriend’s House On Fire

An Ohio man who set his ex-girlfriend’s home on fire in 2020 was sentenced to over a decade in prison.

The Athens County Prosecutor’s Office has released a press release stating that Raymond Brooks set fire to the home of his ex-girlfriend in November 2020, and he paid Jarrod Losey Jr. to assist him in setting the fire. In the week before the fire, Brooks broke into his ex’s house and slashed the tires of a truck on the property.

The Prosecutor’s Office announced on Tuesday, Oct. 4, that Brooks pleaded guilty to charges of arson, burglary, and vandalism. The defendant received an eight to twelve-year sentence in prison and was ordered to pay restitution that totaled more than $17,000.

According to the Prosecutor’s Office, Brooks will serve a mandatory post-release control period of 18 months to three years after he has been released from prison.

An earlier community control sentence was imposed on Losey. The man Brooks paid to set the fire.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Ohio man sentenced for burning down ex-girlfriend’s house – True Crime Daily
  2. Man sentenced after setting ex’s house on fire – WSAZ
  3. Athens County – Man Sentenced to Prison for Setting Ex-Girlfriend House on Fire – Scioto Post