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Tarpon Springs man accused in arson attempt

TARPON SPRINGS — A 57-year-old man is accused of trying to set an occupied apartment building on fire last week.

Corey Edward Kreuter, of the 200 block of E Lemon Street, was arrested early Monday and charged with arson, burglary and failure to appear on a petty theft charge.

According to arrest reports, Kreuter used to live in the apartment building at 317 E Tarpon Ave. but had moved out a few weeks ago. About 4 a.m. Jan. 18, Kreuter returned, kicked in the door of Unit 3 and started to light a fire but fled when residents from other units confronted him, reports show.

No one was injured.

The residents were able to identify him to Tarpon Springs police, who found him about 2 a.m. Monday.

Pinellas County court records show that a warrant was issued for Kreuter in April after he failed to show up for his sentencing on a petty theft charge.

On Monday afternoon, Kreuter was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $65,013.

Tarpon Springs man accused in arson attempt 01/24/11 [Last modified: Monday, January 24, 2011 1:42pm]
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