Police: Man choked ex-girlfriend, burned her doll

Oct 29 2010 - 11:10pm

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Andrew Jubb
Andrew Jubb

OGDEN -- A 23-year-old Ogden man was arrested after police say he started a small fire in his ex-girlfriend's apartment.

Andrew Jubb was booked into the Weber County Jail Thursday on suspicion of arson, criminal mischief and domestic violence assault.

Police Lt. Scott Conley said Jubb and his ex were living together with another male roommate at an apartment located in the 2200 block of Jefferson Avenue. Jubb came to the apartment just after 7 a.m. on Thursday, jealous of another man that the victim had been inviting over to the apartment.

Conley said the victim told police that Jubb was upset when he came into the bedroom and told her he was moving out. He punched a hole in a closet door and also broke a small television in the room.

"She stated that he grabbed her, and pushed her into the hallway and pinned her to the floor," Conley said. "He placed his thumb against her neck and was choking her."

The third roommate intervened, pulling Jubb off the woman.

Jubb then took a pan from the kitchen and grabbed a doll and baby blanket belonging to the victim.

"He placed the doll and blanket in the pan and started a fire with a big lighter," Conley said.

The fire continued to burn as Jubb contemplated burning photos of the victim, but he decided against it.

Conley said there was no known significance to the items that were burned.

Police were called to the scene after the fire had been put out. Officers found the victim with scratches on her arm and bruises on her right leg.

Jubb admitted to police that he started the fire, but not that he had ever hit the victim.

"He said he had no intention to burn the apartment down," Conley said. "He was just angry at her and he wanted to burn something that belonged to her."

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