NEBRASKA CITY – A Nebraska City man was sentenced to prison Monday for starting a fire after bragging he would deal with residents on the Nebraska Sex Offender Registration.
Otoe County Attorney Jennifer Panko-Rahe said 20-year-old Seth Buller went to a residence listed on the registry with intent to harm whoever was living there. She said when his attempt to gain entrance to the residence failed, he started a fire in a garage. Panko-Rahe said investigators found evidence of fuel spread to a work bench and other items in the garage.
He entered a plea to attempted arson and was sentenced Monday to two to eight years with credit for 230 days already served.
Judge Julie Smith said she took Buller’s young age and his clean prior record in his favor, but said the crime was too serious for probation.