North Fort Myers man arrested, accused of arson

Dustin Cuevas (CREDIT: Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

A 36-year-old North Fort Myers man has been arrested after, authorities say, he intentionally set fire to his brother’s mobile home.

Dustin Cuevas faces a charge of first-degree arson in the crime, according to an arrest report from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

The fire occurred on March 29 and damaged a mobile home in the 2200 block of Carlisle Lane in North Fort Myers.

According to the report, Cuevas is accused of damaging the windows of his parent’s home on Marilyn Drive. His mother left the home to attempt to get a protective order against Cuevas.

Cuevas is then accused of going to his brother’s mobile home and setting it on fire. According to the arrest report, surveillance footage puts him in the area of the mobile home.

Investigators found the fire was set on a couch that then spread to the rest of the home. No one was home or injured, but a neighbor did make it to the home in time to rescue dogs that were inside of it, the report states.

Cuevas denied his involvement, according to the arrest report.

The home was a total loss. The Red Cross said it had to help coordinate emergency aid for two people affected by the blaze.

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