Police: Burglar Set House On Fire With Mom & Child Inside

ROWLETT (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Rowlett have taken into custody the man they believe beat a woman and then set the house, with her and her two-year-old baby inside, on fire.

Thursday afternoon police were called out to a house fire in the 6300 block of Magnolia Lane. When they arrived they found the house in flames and a woman and her child outside. Callers to 911 told authorities a woman was screaming about “her baby” as she was being dragged out of the house.

Police later discovered that the 27-year-old woman had come home to find Jeffrey Steele, who she knew, burglarizing her house. After being discovered Steele allegedly beat the woman so severely that she lost consciousness and then set the house on fire.

A neighbor reportedly got the mother and child out of the house. The woman was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries; her toddler had only cuts and scrapes.

Police found Steele at his residence, also on Magnolia Lane, later that morning. The 34-year-old is charged with two counts of attempted capital murder and is being held on $1,000,000 bond.


One Comment

  1. C B says:

    Someone needs to set this SOB on fire before Johnny Law finds him. What a POS. I have a two year old girl, and if this happened to me, I’d slowly disembowel the prick, burn him alive, except or his head, then I’d pull his eyeballs out and p-ss in his ocular cavities before burying an icepick in his temple.

    1. Anon0002012 says:

      Got to love internet tough people. 😉

  2. C B says:

    Except FOR his head. The only drawback to a wireless keyboard – bad signals.

  3. ZZ Toppings says:

    Well, how about that. If this is the same guy (born Sept 1983), he’s been busted for possession in Lubbock. What a shock.

  4. C B says:

    Oh, looks like they got him.

  5. C B says:

    Wrong person. He’s 34. She’s 27. I’m looking at

  6. ZZ Toppings says:

    Yep. You’re right. I looked at the wrong one. This guy has also been busted for possession, and is a drunk. Arlington PD for most of his offenses.

    1. Anon0002012 says:

      Sorry to tell you. You are looking up the wrong person bud. Non of his offenses have been in Arlington. All have been Dallas county!!! 😉

  7. JS says:

    Thats weird…..he’s white

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