Man who started fire at flower shop takes plea deal


The man who started a fire at an Albuquerque flower shop has taken a plea deal.

Peoples Flowers at Candelaria and Carlisle caught fire on the Fourth of July. Five delivery vans and a greenhouse were destroyed.

Police say 29-year-old Travese Spragg admitted to lighting a bandana on fire near the greenhouse.

Thursday in court, Spragg pleaded guilty to arson.

Judge Christina Jaramillo sentenced him to four years in prison followed by two years probation.

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