Lexington Park Man Arrested After Intentionally Setting Fire to His Truck

February 8, 2017

Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office responded for a vehicle fire on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, around 5:22 a.m., at 21262 Joe Baker Court in Lexington Park.

A 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer was intentionally set on fire and subsequently destroyed by the fire.

The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire within five minutes. The investigation revealed the owner of the vehicle, Anthony Bryant, 28, of Lexington Park, intentionally set the fire in the passenger compartment.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office assisted in locating the suspect and transported him to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.

Bryant was charged with Arson Second Degree and is awaiting a bond hearing at the local detention center.


5 Responses to Lexington Park Man Arrested After Intentionally Setting Fire to His Truck

  1. Anonymous on February 8, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Smart. If he was doing it for the insurance money he just lost big time. Insurance won’t pay, he is out a truck, and now he has to answer for all the legal issue he caused himself and all the fines and money lost that goes with it.

  2. Dick on February 8, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Call dispatch before you have a controlled burn!!

  3. Mopar Man on February 10, 2017 at 9:52 am

    2002 Blazer? Shucks! He was just putting that junker out of its misery! Hahahaha!

  4. its St. Valentine Day on February 14, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Since I presume the purpose of making this a story is so that we learn a lesson, what is the lesson to be learned from this? Only set our own property on fire if we can put it out, without the assistance of the fire department? That if the Department of Fire is called in, there may be criminal charges? Or is it that it is an act or arson, in case we didn’t know, to even set our own property on fire?

  5. Anonymous on February 15, 2017 at 11:09 am

    If the vehicle is insured it is a crime to burn it, same with your house.