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Detective Amelia Bowling, ...
Detective Amelia Bowling, who works in the Ocala office of the State Fire Marshal's Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations (BFAI), was the lead detective in the investigation and made the arrest.
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Rains is charged with first-degree arson to an occupied dwelling, attempted murder, and aggravated battery with domestic violence. If convicted on the charges filed by the BFAI
, Rains faces up to 75 years in prison in addition to potential fines and restitution.
"The roof had collapsed on parts ...
"The roof had collapsed on parts of the building, and due to the roof collapsing, we had a lot of debris that had fallen down," Fire Marshal investigator Amelia Bowling said.
"With the heat, some of it had melted in to each other."
If indeed the victim is Sigalis, many wonder if he
set the fire, rather than risking his
The blaze began about 6:30 p.m., ...
The blaze began about 6:30 p.m., two hours after the shop closed for the day, said Amelia Bowling, a detective with the State Fire Marshal's Office.
While fire investigators would not label Tuesday's fire suspicious, Bowling
did say investigators are taking a look at all the T-shirt and gift shop fires on the beachside in the last several years to determine if anything links the incidents.
estimated the damage to the shop at about $250,000.
As for Tuesday's fire, Bowling
said the cause likely will not be determined for several weeks.
"Nothing appears to be suspicious," said ...
"Nothing appears to be suspicious," said Detective Amelia Bowling of the State Fire Marshal's Office.