Man accepts plea deal in Central Point arson case

Medford, Ore. — A man accused of pouring gasoline on a car in Central Coint, and lighting it on fire last month, pleaded guilty in a Jackson County courtroom on Wednesday. Justin Robert Brumm made a change of plea, and has now received his sentence.

Brumm admitted to torching his mom’s car on Manzanita street in Central Point on November 8, after having an argument with her. He pleaded guilty today to arson in the second degree, in exchange for dropping the additional charges of reckless burning, and reckless endangering.

In court, deputy district attorney David Orr read over the information given by the police.

“He poured gasoline all over the car, and lit it on fire, obviously causing more than, than one-thousand dollars in damage,” Deputy DA Orr said. “He was interviewed, he said that it was fun, felt good, and helped relieve his stress.”

In a written statement read by DDA Orr, Brumm’s mother asked the court to sentence him to a treatment program for PTSD, which she says he has been living with since his time in the military.

Brumm will have to pay restitution. He has also been sentenced to two years of supervised probation, and will likely undergo local treatment for PTSD.

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