Molino Man Charged With Arson, Burglary Of Occupied Home

April 12, 2018

Wednesday , a Molino man was arrested for arson and burglary after allegedly building a fire inside an enclosed porch.

A resident of Fairgrounds Road near the Molino Boat Ramp told deputies that on Tuesday night her family had a recreational fire in a fire pit by the river. Later that night, she said she saw Ivy Dwayne Little, 55, by the fire pit and called the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrived, but were unable to locate Little.

Wednesday morning, the resident smelled smoke in her home and found a small fire smoldering on a concrete floor inside her enclosed porch. The fire was still smoldering when deputies arrived on scene.

The fire caused burn marks on the floor and possible smoke damage. The resident reported a a pair of shoes, a tent and two umbrellas missing.

Deputies located Little walking on Highway 29 near their Molino Precinct and placed him under arrest on a first degree felony charge of arson of an occupied dwelling, along with burglary of an occupied dwelling, criminal mischief and petit theft. He remains in the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $53,500.

The incident was investigated by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office.


One Response to “Molino Man Charged With Arson, Burglary Of Occupied Home”

  1. Molino Citizen on April 12th, 2018 12:39 pm

    I know the resident of old Molino will sleep much better tonight knowing he has been stopped finally. Hopefully he will get the help he needs. Thank you to all the Fire and Law enforcement personel that have been actively involved in resolving this situation.

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