2018-10-11 / Courts

Man charged with arson

JONESJONESA Traverse City man was arraigned in District Court this week on charges in connection with a July incident in Elmwood Township.

Arthur L. Jones, 44, of 2540 N. East Silver Lake Rd., was formally charged Tuesday with fourth-degree arson and habitual offender, fourth offense.

According to his felony complaint, Jones doused an automobile with gasoline before setting it on fire on July 25. The pickup truck belong to his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend.

Fourth-degree arson is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and/or $10,000 fine or three times the value of the property damaged.

His bond was continued. A preliminary exam is scheduled for Oct. 23.

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