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Man Accused of Burning Down Ex-Girlfriend's House

A violent confrontation between a man and his ex-girlfriend literally erupts in flames. Deputies say the man saw the woman with her new boyfriend, rammed her car with her kids inside and then proceeded to burn her house down.

Monica Wright says, "I don't have nothin' and all I ask is why, why he did what he did; he could have just left me alone. He didn't have to take everything from me. "

Monica Wright cries each time she looks at the home she shared with her two children. Her ex-boyfriend is in jail accused of setting it on fire in a fit of rage.

Monica adds, "He made the verbal threat that he was going to burn my house down, but I didn't believe he had that in him, but we got out of the car, came up and our house was on fire."

Leon County sheriff's deputies say it all started when Aldrin Johnson spied Wright with her new boyfriend at a convenience store, and despite four children in Wright's car, he attacked.

SGT Chris Chase of the Leon County Sheriff's Office says, "He then rammed her car with his car, but while leaving he made a statement to the victim and witnesses that he was going to burn her house down."

Arrest papers say Johnson admitted to buying 50 cents worth of gas in a milk jug, spreading it through Wright's house, setting it on fire and walking out the front door, all because he wanted this bracelet back.

For now Wright and her children are staying in a motel and trying to figure out how to start over.

Monica says, "He took everything from me. I hope they take something from him. I have nothing, nor my children. He didn't think of my kids, the least he could have did."

Aldrin Johnson is accused of 14 felonies including aggravated assault, child abuse and arson.


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