A witness told police they saw Michael Johnson set a bucket between his neighbor’s cars, light it and return to his parent’s house.
Michael Alex Johnson, 32, of Arlington, faces arson and false alarm charges. He is being held on a $2 million bond.
A 17-year-old and 15-year-old face charges of arson and criminal mischief related to three structure fires that occurred on March 24 at unfinished home construction sites.
Police and residents in McKinney are on the look out for arsonists. Over the past couple months, they’ve hit more than a half dozen times. Each attack is becoming more brazen than the one before.
Sunset High School in Dallas was evacuated after a student started a fire in the boys bathroom on Friday. No one was injured.
The family of a man convicted and executed for an arson murder, based on what scientists now say was faulty evidence, is asking the Board of Pardons and Parole to review the case.
Christopher Graham has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for assisting in another man’s death from a drug overdose and trying to conceal the crime by setting fire to a home.
A review of old Texas arson cases that advocacy groups hope will help overturn wrongful convictions may produce it first results in January.
Roy Robertson Mallard Jr. of Fort Worth was convicted of arson and sentenced to 40 years in prison for setting fire to his estranged wife’s car in September 2010.
Vacant homes on Fort Worth’s southeast side have been burning this spring at the rate of more than one a week. A fire spokesman called it a common issue, but the fire department said Friday it will take steps to curb the problem.
Arson investigators in Johnson County say they have located and arrested the two men responsible for setting a series of fires early this week.
Johnson County arson investigators are searching for the person/persons responsible for setting several grass fires Monday morning.
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