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Kelowna man accused of setting a fire this summer has arson charges stayed


A Kelowna man will spend the next eight-and-a-half months in jail for unrelated offences after an arson charge related to a fire that was set in the city’s Glenmore neighbourhood was stayed.

Thomas Ross Alexander Dean, 32, was charged with arson and breach of probation after he was arrested when police responded to a call about a person setting bushes on fire in a commercial area in the Glenmore neighbourhood, Aug. 16.

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Dean will spend a total of a total of 253 days in jail for three counts of committing an indecent act and one count of breaking and entering with intent, said Dan McLaughlin, communications counsel for the B.C. Prosecution Service, via email.

He received a credit for 67 days in pre-sentence custody.

“The sentence will be followed by an 18-month period of probation. A charge of arson and breach of probation were stayed at the conclusion of the sentencing hearing,” McLaughlin said in the email.

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