Arsonist and Last Person Seen With Missing Woman Sentenced to 10 Years for Burning Down His Own House for Insurance Payout
Robert Reed, 55, got 10 1/2 years today, to be precise, after he was found guilty of burning down his own townhouse to collect on an insurance payout.
In January, Reed was convicted of 14 felonies, one count of committing arson of an occupied structure, submitting a fraudulent insurance claim, and 12 counts of endangerment because there were 12 people sleeping in an adjoining townhouse as Reed chose to burn his to the
Reed opted to skip his court dates after he was released on bail and was tried in absentia.
After being convicted, Reed was arrested in Yavapai County in August, living under the name Charles Olson and driving around in the automobile of a missing woman.
Reed is the last known person to see 64-year-old Kristal Forest alive and was seen in possession of the truck she went missing in, months after she vanished.
Police say Reed's explanation as to how he came into possession of the truck contained "inconsistencies."
We're no detectives but when someone is found driving the same truck that someone disappeared in, it throws up a red flag.