Arson is a terrible and horrific crime. It affects so many so tragically. Here is a list of “arson” statistics.
Types of arson motives identified are (1) pyromania, 10.1 percent; (2) revenge, 52.9 percent; (3) vandalism, 12.3 percent; (4) insurance fraud, 6.55 percent; (5) welfare fraud, 6.55 percent; (6) the psycho fire setter, 8.7 percent; and (7) crime concealment, 2.9 percent.
We don’t know WHY the man in the article below committed arson but we know it’s inexcusable.
“MISSOULA — A man who admitted to setting fires on US Forest Service lands was sentenced Thursday to a term of imprisonment of eight months.
Jeremy Johannes Hennick, 52, had pleaded guilty to charges in September of 2022.
Hennick was also sentenced to three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $3,323 restitution, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.
The story continued….
According to a news release, one fire was reported on Aug. 1, 2021, at about 5 a.m., near the junction of Mullan Road East and Riverbend Road in Mineral County.
Wildland fire investigators responded and documented the main fire and three additional burned items located more than 30 feet away.
Investigators concluded each burned area represented a separate fire, and that the fires were human-caused and had been set using homemade devices.
US Forest Service agents interviewed Hennick, who admitted he had been setting fires for four to five years, primarily by lighting trash on fire and throwing it out the window of whatever vehicle he was driving.”
You can read the rest of the story here. By: MTN News 8KPAX News