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UPDATED: Davenport Resident Arrested For Arson At Own Home

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UPDATE: After a three day trial, Brian Lebs was convicted on two charges; arson and insurance fraud.

His sentencing is set for May, 2014, where he could get up to 10 years in prison. He is currently out on bond.


ORIGINAL: Brian Lebs, 46, of Davenport is behind bars tonight facing one count of 2nd degree arson and one count of insurance fraud. 

Police said he intentionally set fire to his home on the 700 block of South Elsie Avenue back in November. They also say he attempted to create an explanation for the fire by reporting the smell of natural gas.
    
No one was home at the time and TV6 talked to Lebs just days after the fire.

It was just really heartfelt because there was so much done," Lebs said then. "We had done so much to the house and now looking through and finding all the work that you had done, is now gone."

Upon investigation there was no ignition source in the basement where the fire started. 
     
They did find a natural gas stove in the kitchen with burners and the oven set in the on position.
   
Lebs also faces an insurance fraud charge for filing a claim of items lost in the fire. 

 

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