Barefoot Bay man who shot FPL solar farm arrested again for setting house on fire

Barefoot Bay man sets house on fire while shooting gunfire in Micco, Florida. (Photo: Zach Broome)
Barefoot Bay man sets house on fire while shooting gunfire in Micco, Florida. (Photo: Zach Broome)

BAREFOOT BAY – A man set his home on fire Saturday night in Barefoot Bay while shooting bullets into it from a handgun, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tod Goodyear told Sebastian Daily.

Michael Bradley Raglan, of 824 Tamarind Circle, was charged with Arson in the First Degree, and Discharge Firearm in Public.

“The homeowner set his home on fire and shot some rounds into it,” Goodyear said. The incident occurred approximately 9:00 p.m.

Michael Bradley Raglan
Michael Bradley Raglan

According to neighbors, the man’s behavior was erratic as if “he was on some drug.” There were no injuries reported in the fire.

As of Sunday morning, there’s crime tape around the home while the state fire arson investigator tries to determine the cause of the fire. Brevard County Fire Rescue Chief Mark Schollmeyer said they should have more information by Monday.

Barefoot Bay home fire. (Photo: Zach Broome)
Barefoot Bay home fire. (Photo: Zach Broome)

One neighbor said they were sitting under their carport a few streets away and heard gunshots before the blaze. A few minutes later, they heard several fire trucks in the area.

Michael Bradley Raglan, pictures here, shooting at the FPL solar farm in Micco, Florida.
Michael Bradley Raglan, pictures here, shooting at the FPL solar farm in Micco, Florida.

Raglan was also arrested in March for shooting at the FPL solar farm in Barefoot Bay. Officials say Raglan was seen shooting up the FPL sign 38 times. He then returned later and was seen shooting the security cameras and a nearby light. Authorities report $10,000 in damages in the FPL incident.


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