Crime

Officials: Man admitted to setting fire to Florence Drive home

Trent Eugene Romaine
Trent Eugene Romaine

A man was charged with first-degree arson late Tuesday after he allegedly set fire to a Florence Drive house, according to a report from the Columbus Fire and EMS.

Trent Eugene Romaine, 29, of Columbus was taken into custody at the Public Safety Center. He is being held in the Muscogee County Jail without bond for a 9 a.m. Thursday preliminary hearing in Columbus Recorder’s Court.

Firefighters responded to a report of a fire in the 2900 block of Florence Drive around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officials said Romaine admitted to the arson that firefighters responded to around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Columbus Fire Marshal Ricky Shores said the resident was in the house at the time of the 11:23 p.m. incident, but no one was harmed. The home was left with minor damage.

The motive behind the crime hasn’t been released.

Sarah Robinson: 706-571-8622, @sarahR_92

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