PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Two more people have been charged in a vehicle fire at a Florida sheriff's office impound lot.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Pensacola announced federal arson conspiracy charges Friday against Tony M. Streeter, 46, and Betty J. Jackson, 50, both of Fort Walton Beach. A third man, William W. Sims, 23, previously pleaded guilty to arson and was awaiting sentencing.
Streeter sold methamphetamine on multiple occasions in August 2019, according to an indictment. An SUV registered to Streeter was seized by Drug Enforcement Administration agents during an investigation and stored at the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office impound lot.
In the early morning hours of Sept. 2, Sims sneaked into the lot and found the SUV, according to a complaint. After retrieving something concealed in the seized vehicle, Sims used an accelerant to set the SUV ablaze in the sheriff's lot. The fire department responded and extinguished the fire.
Online court records didn't list attorneys for Streeter or Jackson. The couple, as well as Sims, remain in custody.