Norwalk teen pleads guilty to setting stolen van on fire

Prosecutor: "The keys were left in the ignition."
Cary Ashby
May 27, 2013

A Norwalk man recently pleaded guilty to setting fire to a stolen van.

Jimmy D. Watts Jr., 19, of 520 Milan Ave., Lot 174, faces as much as three years in prison when he is sentenced June 26. He pleaded guilty to one count each of theft of a motor vehicle and arson.

The state, as part of a plea deal, dismissed one charge of tampering with evidence, also in connection with the same Oct. 28 incident. Huron County Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said Watts stole a Dodge Journey and used a gasoline can stored in the van to set fire to it.

"The keys were left in the ignition," Woodruff said.

Watts remains in custody at the Huron County Jail.

Comments

betrump

OH! Well, since the keys were in it, that makes it ok.

tell it how it is

HAHAHAHAHA! Seriously this kid has been in and out of trouble waaay too often. Needs harder punishment. Just like all the low lifes he hangs out with.

luvblues2

Remember when a tramp stamp made one a bad girl? Looks like the new thing is a neck tat to say one is a bad boy.