We are essential, and so are you! Our firm is still open for business and accepting new clients. To protect your safety in response to the threats of COVID-19, we are offering new and current clients the ability to meet with us via telephone or through video conferencing. Please call our office to discuss your options.
The Strong Defense
You Deserve

Text Us Now

  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Uncategorized
  4.  » Clearwater Woman Apprehended on Suspicion of Torching Car She Thought Belonged to Ex-Boyfriend

Clearwater Woman Apprehended on Suspicion of Torching Car She Thought Belonged to Ex-Boyfriend


A Clearwater woman was arrested on Saturday morning after being recorded while allegedly torching a car she believed belonged to her ex-boyfriend.

Nineteen-year-old Carmen Chamblee was arrested by officers from the Clearwater Police Department after a week-long search. She is accused of setting fire to a white, four-door compact car at the corner of Blanche B. Littlejohn Trail and Palm Bluff Street on August 28.

Witnesses told police that they saw a woman fitting her description leaving the scene of the conflagration on a bicycle. Police released a video depicting that woman (whom they identify as Chamblee) adding fuel to a fire burning in the vehicle’s open trunk, then walking away from it.

Upon her arrest, detectives say she believed the torched vehicle to be that of her ex-boyfriend. However, authorities indicate that the vehicle was not his property.

Chamblee, who celebrated her nineteenth birthday twenty-four days ago, was booked into Pinellas County Jail just before noon on Saturday. She is being held on charges of second-degree arson, resisting an officer without violence, misdemeanor possession of cannabis, and probation violation. Her bond was set at $10,300.

The Law Offices of Bjorn Brunvand have been representing people charged with capital murder, felony drug charges, drunk driving, government fraud, and white-collar crimes for over a quarter century. Contact our office today to discuss your Tampa Bay-area state or federal charges.


FindLaw Network