LARGO – A Clearwater man was arrested Sept. 26 for four counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count first-degree arson in connection with a Sept. 16 fire at 1801 South Lake Ave. in Largo.
Thomas Cservak, 29, was arrested by Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop at Highland and Drew in Clearwater. He was transported to the Pinellas County Jail where he is being held without bond.
Deputies responded to the Sept. 16 fire about 2:50 a.m. Three people were in the home, including a child. All exited safely. According to detectives, Faith Ann Ferry, 20, of Largo and Taylor M. Rafferty, 18, of Pinellas Park were caring for 4-year-old Pinellas Park girl in the home. Deputies say the three were sleeping when they were awakened by a crashing noise and discovered a fire in the front of the home.
Detectives say during the course of the investigation, they developed information that Cservak had committed an arson at the Largo home.
Detectives say details of the arson are not releasable at this time. They can only say that the fire was intentionally set because of a domestic related situation. The investigation continues.