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New Port Richey man accused of lighting his home on fire 60 times

Allan Linn Jonas, 49, faces two more counts of arson.

Allan Linn Jonas, 49, faces two more counts of arson.

NEW PORT RICHEY — A man was re-arrested Monday after deputies say they found more evidence that he set parts of his home on fire 60 times. He is also a person of interest in a case of two homes being burned to the ground.

Deputies first met with Allan Linn Jonas, 49, in June after neighbors videotaped him pouring gasoline onto a fire on his property, according to a Pasco Sheriff's Office report.

They found the parts of the home he tried to light, four other "points of fire origin" in his car and several more on his property and neighboring property. He was arrested at the conclusion of that investigation.

Jonas was also arrested earlier in September, charged with first-degree arson when a person had to escape a home he was burning, a report states.

Jonas, of 12012 Terra Ceia Ave., was arrested in the Land O'Lakes jail on two counts of second-degree arson. He remained in jail Tuesday on $20,000 bail.

New Port Richey man accused of lighting his home on fire 60 times 10/01/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 6:04pm]
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