St. Paul man sentenced in arson case

Jordan Joseph Babou Photo: Ramsey County Sheriff's Office
Jordan Joseph Babou

January 17, 2019 04:14 PM

A St. Paul man charged in connection to a house fire that caused $10,000 worth of damage will not see any jail time, according to court records. 

Jordan Joseph Babou was sentenced 20 years probation by a Ramsey County judge. 

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Court records show Babou pleaded guilty in November. 

RELATED: St. Paul man pleads guilty to arson charge

According to the criminal complaint, the St. Paul Fire Department was called on April 8 to the 1100 block of Case Avenue on reports of a basement fire. 

Investigators located an extremely charred chair in the basement. The complaint said investigators could not find an ignition source, which later led them to conclude the fire was caused intentionally.

Investigators spoke to Babou, who said he and his roommate smelled smoke and found the chair on fire in the basement. While examining damage in Babou's room, investigators located a red gas can filled with what appeared to be gasoline, according to the complaint. 

The complaint said a friend of Babou told police that Babou expressed frustration about his living situation and said he "should burn the place down."


 

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