Man sentenced for burning mother’s house down

rayshawn gilmore arrested by boardman ohio police charged with arson

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Youngstown man was sentenced to three years in jail for breaking into his mother’s home and setting in on fire in May 2014.

Rayshawn Gilmore pleaded guilty to aggravated arson and burglary charges in Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas on Thursday. As part of an agreement between the state and defense, Gilmore will also have to register as an arson offender for 10 years, which requires him registering annually in the county he resides.

The fire set by Gilmore caused approximately $8,000 in damage to the home, located on Fairgreen Avenue near the intersection of Convington Street in Youngstown. Police said Gilmore set the fire after an argument with his mother earlier in the day, and he told Boardman officers that he, “got high and burned her house down.”

Gilmore has past convictions for possession of cocaine, weapons and breaking and entering charges, according to court records.

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