Arroyo Grande arsonist sentenced to 24 years in prison

December 4, 2018

Jesse Hubble

A San Luis Obispo County judge sentenced an Arroyo Grande man on Monday to 24 years and 8 months in prison for setting fire to a vehicle and an occupied home. [Cal Coast Times]

On Nov. 26, 2017, Jesse Lee Hubble, 36, ignited a fire in the bed of a pickup truck in the driveway of 404 Pecan Street in Arroyo Grande. The fire quickly spread, engulfing the truck, a nearby utility trailer and ultimately the house at the address.

When fire personnel arrived, the occupant of the home was trying unsuccessfully to extinguish the blaze with a water hose. A family pet was seriously injured in the fire.

Hubble also ignited a separate fire in a green waste container at a home at 439 Pecan Street. The total amount of property damage caused by the arson was estimated to be more than $500,000.

Following  a week-long trial in October, a San Luis Obispo jury found Hubble guilty of arson of an inhabited structure and arson of personal property. Additionally, the jury found that Hubble had a prior conviction for first-degree residential burglary in 2016 and that he had served a prison term for felony identity theft the same year.

Both of the prior offenses occurred in SLO County. The first-degree residential burglary conviction counts as a violent felony under California’s Three Strikes Law.

On Monday, Judge Craig van Rooyen sentenced Hubble to the maximum possible punishment, 24 years and 8 months behind bars.

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“Man convicted of manslaughter in Ryan Jimmo case sentenced to eight years in prison”

“When Jimmo went to return to his vehicle, Getschel struck him with his truck, causing Jimmo’s body to be dragged out in front of his own jeep. Getschel and his associates then drove off.

Jimmo was taken to the hospital, where he died of blunt force trauma later that evening. He was 34 years old.”

full atricle:

24 years for lighting a truck on fire compared to 8 years for killing a man in front of his fiancee then fleeing the scene!

(this convict be out in 5 years?)

How does this make any sense whatsoever?

I don’t think arsonists should ever get out…

I hope Arroyo Grande vandal, Patty Welsh, gets the same sentence.