A handwritten confession led detectives to arrest a 45-year-old man in connection with an arson investigation on Tuesday.
John Clifford Allen Brown is charged with arson, burglary, criminal mischief, reckless burning, reckless endangering, and tampering with physical evidence. He was arrested on January 9 as part of an arson investigation that started December. 5, 2017 in the 200 block of Northeast 9th in Toledo.
According to court documents, when firefighters got on scene, they found an attached garage fully involved with flames spreading to the house. The house was destroyed. Crews learned that the fire may have been intentionally set because the owner of the home had evicted the renters.