Garfield Man Wanted On Attempted Arson

An 18 year old Garfield man, Shakyl Ivy is wanted on attempting to burn down his neighbor s home. The neighbors had asked him to quiet down on Sunday night, and after he refused he then went forward with trying to light their home on fire. He is being charged with one count of aggravated arson, and according to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli he fled from the area. Shortly after 9pm Sunday Garfield police received a call about a man who had been trying to set fire to a home on Palisades Avenue with a family inside. Police arrived and smelt a heavy gasoline odor near the front door and found out that Shakyl Ivy was behind it. John L. Molinelli also said that the occupants of the home personally saw Ivy trying to set fire to the home.

Under N.J.S.A. 2C:17-1 which is aggravated arson.It involves purposefully putting another person in danger of death or injury, or attempting to destroy a building or structure. In the state of New Jersey aggravated arson is a crime of the 2nd degree. If a person is found guilty of a crime of the 2nd degree in the state of New Jersey they are looking at 5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison. Also aggravated arson is under “NERA” the no early release act which states that a defendant must serve 85% of their sentence before the possibility of parole.

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