Accidental Arsonist Gets Suspended Sentence - Tire Review Magazine

Accidental Arsonist Gets Suspended Sentence

The employee who set fire to a Baltimore tire store and retread shop earlier this year got off light, receiving only a suspended sentence and three years of supervised probation.

As part of his sentence Jason Hicks, 35, also has to serve 100 hours of community service and tour the burn unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He pleaded guilty to accidental arson in the case, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, which was suspended with time served.

On Sept. 26, Hicks was at work at the Belvedere Tire Co. when he got upset with a co-worker and began flicking a lighter near a paintbrush saturated with tar and gasoline and a five-gallon bucket filled with liquid. A spark from the lighter ignited a three-alarm fire that brought 100 firefighters and leveled the entire business.

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