Tallahassee man found guilty in meth lab fire

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Posted at 12:27 PM, Mar 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-05 08:25:34-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man arrested for building a meth lab that sparked a house fire last year has been found guilty.

Jonathan Tillman, 43, was found guilty on Friday of arson of a dwelling and manufacture of methamphetamine.

A sentencing date is still pending.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A man has been arrested in connection with a Tallahassee house fire police believe was caused by meth lab.

The Tallahassee Police Department says that on March 25 around 11:37 a.m, patrol officers were called to help the Tallahassee Fire Department with a house fire at 2046 Eastgate Way.  

Responding officers and firefighters believed that the fire was suspicious, as there was evidence indicating it may have been caused by cooking methamphetamine drugs.  

Both TFD and TPD had recognized the home from resent complaints of illegal drug activity.

When specialists were able to get inside the home, they recovered evidence of a meth lab.

After an investigation, TPD identified Johnathan Tillman as a suspect in his case and put out warrants for his arrest. 

They were unable to find him until the owner of Bass Auto Care, reported a suspicious person behind his building just after 6 p.m. Wednesday night.

When they arrived at the business, they found Tillman and arrested him for arson and manufacturing of methamphetamine.

He is in jail on a $10,000 bond.