Jesse Lee Hubble (DOB 09/02/82) booking photo
Jesse Lee Hubble (DOB 09/02/82) booking photo

Jesse Lee Hubble (36) sentenced to 24 years and 8 months in state prison for arson

Author: Office of the District Attorney
Date: 12/3/2018 3:59:58 PM

On Monday, December 3, 2018, Jesse Lee Hubble was sentenced to 24 years and 8 months in state prison for arson of an inhabited structure and arson of personal property. The sentence is the maximum Mr. Hubble could receive for his convictions.


On Monday, December 3, 2018, Superior Court Judge Craig van Rooyen sentenced Jesse Lee Hubble to 24 years and 8 months in state prison for Arson of an Inhabited Structure and Arson of Personal Property.  The sentence is the maximum Mr. Hubble could receive for his convictions.  Mr. Hubble’s sentence was enhanced based on prior felony convictions.

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, a San Luis Obispo County jury found Mr. Hubble guilty of Arson of an Inhabited Structure and Arson of Personal Property, both felonies.  Additionally, the jury found that Mr. Hubble had suffered a prior conviction for First Degree Residential Burglary in 2016 (a violent felony under California’s Three Strikes Law) and that Mr. Hubble had served a prior prison term for Felony Identity Theft in 2016, both out of San Luis Obispo County. 

The jury returned their verdict after a week-long trial and less than one hour of deliberations.

At approximately 10 p.m. on November 26, 2017, Hubble ignited a fire in the bed of a pick-up truck in the driveway of 404 Pecan Street in Arroyo Grande.  The fire quickly spread engulfing the truck, a nearby utility trailer and ultimately the residence.  When fire personnel arrived the occupant was attempting unsuccessfully to extinguish the blaze with a water hose.  Mr. Hubble also ignited a separate fire within the green waste container located at 439 Pecan Street.  No one was injured by either fire, although a family pet was severely injured by fire at 404 Pecan.  The amount of property damage is estimated to be in excess of $500,000.     

The case was investigated by the City of Arroyo Grande Police Department with the assistance of the Five Cities Fire Authority, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, California Department of Justice and the San Luis Obispo County Office of the District Attorney Bureau of Investigation.  The matter was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Christopher Peuvrelle.

Please direct any press inquiries to Assistant District Attorney Eric J. Dobroth at 805.781.5800.