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Arsonist Who Killed Billionaire Caught Stealing Rescue Dogs Under New Name

A man with a bizarre criminal past who had been on the run from authorities for several weeks after allegedly stealing a number of animals from his ex-wife has been captured.

Jon Green was arrested Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in San Antonio, Texas, according to local Albuquerque station KRQE. He faces a slew of charges, including vehicle theft, fraud, forgery and impersonation.

A search for Green had been ongoing for several weeks after he allegedly broke into his ex-wife’s home in Carlsbad, New Mexico last month and stole her SUV along with three of his search dogs. and salvage, depending on the outlet.

Green spent eight years in prison for setting fire to a Monaco penthouse that resulted in the deaths of two people, including billionaire banker Edmond Safra, KRQE reports. At the time of this fatal incident, Green was using the name “Ted Maher”.

A man with a bizarre criminal past who had been on the run from authorities for several weeks after allegedly stealing a number of animals from his ex-wife has been apprehended. Shown is an image of a police patrol car.
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After serving in the military as a Green Beret, Green became a registered nurse and reportedly set the penthouse on fire, not wanting to kill Safra and another nurse who was at the house at the time, but to appear as a heroes and win favor with the billionaire.

Police at the time of the fatal incident said Green was found with self-inflicted stab wounds. He claimed to have fought two masked individuals, but police said those two did not exist, according to KRQE.

Her story has been featured in national media such as Deadline and 48 hours, and he continued for years to disagree with the authorities’ version of the murderous event, says KRQE. In an apparent attempt to start over, he then started calling himself “Jon Green” and worked as a crude oil truck driver in Carlsbad, New Mexico, where he met his now ex-wife.

In a response to Newsweek, the Carlsbad Police Department said it was “excited and relieved to learn of Mr. Green’s arrest in Texas.”

Police went on to say they had “worked diligently with federal, state and local authorities in the hope that we could help bring Mr. Green into custody to answer for the crimes he allegedly clerk in Carlsbad, New Mexico.”

The response also mentions how the case has “polarized our community and also intrigued nationally.”

The statement ends by thanking those who helped take Green into custody and alluding to his past.

“The more we learned about Mr. Green, the more we understood why it was so crucial that we played our part in bringing him to justice,” the statement said.