A man from Hobart is facing eight charges for separate arson incidents that date back to 2018, one of which gave his uncle a heart attack and later died.
According to the criminal complaint, 24-year-old James Ambrosius is charged with eight counts of arson dating back to 2018. Originally, authorities were called to interview Ambrosius on July 27, 2021, as he was seen at a scene of a fire and admitted to being in the parking lot and using cocaine in a vehicle.
The fire was at Dedicated Reapir Inc. and happened two days earlier on July 25. When authorities interviewed Ambrosius they said he was ‘very nervous’ and responded with ‘I am telling the truth man.’
When he was pressed on why he lied Ambrosius said he did not want the cops to know he was doing drugs and he relapsed after rehab.