Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-295

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 11, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Owner Of Home Charged With Arson

    Home in foreclosure is set on fire by owner.
    • Sunday
    • October 10, 2010
    • Time: 11:30 PM
    • 15804 Deep Creek Lane
    • Tampa, FL


    Gregory Kovach
    DOB 02-17-72
    1800 Kettler Drive
    Lutz, FL

    Charges: Arson


    On October 10, 2010, deputies responded to a residential fire. When the fire department and deputies arrived, the suspect Gregory Kovach was on scene and told deputies that the house belonged to him and was in foreclosure. He told deputies that he had gone by the house to pick up some personal belongings that were still at the house. Once inside the residence the suspect set fire to papers on the kitchen counter and clothes hanging in the closet in one of the bedrooms with a disposable cigarette lighter. Kovach was taken into custody charged with arson.
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