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Two arrested, another sought in St. Petersburg RV arson

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg man is accused of torching a parked RV in December after he disputed work an auto shop did on his car.

Police said Jimmy Lee Davis, 19, was one of two people who doused an RV with gasoline Dec. 16 at Bad to the Bone Auto Accessories, 1446 34th St. S, and set it on fire. Police said Davis acted in revenge because he thought the business had not made appropriate amends after a dispute.

His alleged accomplice was not identified.

The 2007 Ingersoll Rand "Hurricane" RV, valued at about $150,000, was destroyed. The business and RV belong to 48-year-old Evelio Calzadilla.

Davis was arrested Wednesday and faces a charge of second-degree arson. He was released on $10,000 bail.

On Jan. 6, police arrested Joshua Barron Whitlock, 20, of St. Petersburg, on charges of second-degree arson. Whitlock turned himself in to authorities and said he acted as a lookout. He was released on $10,000 bail.

Investigators are seeking the identity of the third suspect, and reward money is available for any information that leads to an arrest, police said. Call Detective Bill Schorn at (727) 893-5212 or the tip line at (727) 892-5000, or text a tip to (727) 420-8911.

Two arrested, another sought in St. Petersburg RV arson 01/13/11 [Last modified: Thursday, January 13, 2011 10:00pm]
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