A mobile home fire east of Concord Sunday night on River Road has landed one man in jail.
Eric Lafaye Jackson, 43, is being held in the Gadsden County Jail on a $75,000 bond and a “Hold” by the Leon County Sheriff’s office.
Eric Lafaye Jackson
According to a report provided by the State Fire Marshal’s Office, SFMO detective Chris Scovotto responded to the scene and conducted an origin and cause investigation which revealed that the fire originated in a bedroom.
The fire was determined to be incendiary in nature and classified as arson.
A follow-up investigation revealed that the suspect, Jackson, was inside the residence just minutes prior to the fire.
A probable cause was developed and Jackson was located at a residence on Fairbanks Ferry Road.
Jackson was taken into custody and transported to the Gadsden County Jail and charged with one count of arson.
Approximately 20 minutes after the Gadsden County fire was reported, another fire was reported to the Tallahassee Fire Department on
Fairbanks Ferry Road where they discovered a mobile home on fire.
The two fires were only a few miles apart.
An investigation determined this fire was also started in the bedroom area and was classified as arson as well.
Further investigation revealed that this home belonged to Jackson’s ex-girlfriend.