Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement Arrests Levy County Man for Intentionally Starting Wildfire

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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement today arrested Seth Myers, 19, of Levy County for intentionally starting a small wildfire in the midst of one of the busiest wildfire years, which burned more than 200,000 acres in total and prompted a declared State of Emergency, since 2011.

The Florida Forest Service found the small wildfire in unincorporated Levy County to be suspicious and contacted the Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement to investigate. Following the investigation, Agricultural Law Enforcement officers charged Myers with one count of intentionally burning land, a felony of the third degree. He was arrested without incident and transported to the Levy County Jail.

 

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