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Ex-Indy Officer Won't Go to Jail For Arsons



A former Indianapolis police officer who set a string of apartment fires won't serve time in jail.

Jesse Russell Jr. was convicted of arson in September and pleaded guilty to another count of arson.

He was sentenced Friday to three years suspended and six years on probation.

Russell is accused of setting a fire at the clubhouse of the Park Haven Apartments on May 10, 2010, along with fires at the Lakeview Terrace apartments and Las Palmas Apartments.


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