Arson

Michael Johnson was arrested after police found multiple pipe bombs in his parent’s house. (credit: Arlington police)

Police Say Arlington Man Lit A Homemade Bomb In Neighbor’s Driveway

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.

CBS 11–05/13/2013

Michael Johnson was arrested after police found multiple pipe bombs in his parent’s house. (credit: Arlington police)

Arlington Man Arrested After Pipe Bombs Found

Michael Alex Johnson, 32, of Arlington, faces arson and false alarm charges. He is being held on a $2 million bond.

05/12/2013

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Two Teenagers Face Arson Charges In Frisco House Fires

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.

03/26/2013

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McKinney Police Looking For Serial Arsonist

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.

12/07/2012

A Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance.  (Photo credit Kent Chapline, cbsdfw.com)

Bathroom Fire Forces Evacuation Of Sunset High School

Sunset High School in Dallas was evacuated after a student started a fire in the boys bathroom on Friday. No one was injured.

12/07/2012

Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Family Requests Pardon Review For Executed Man

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.

10/24/2012

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North Texas Man Gets 75 Years For Arson, Manslaughter

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.

10/18/2012

Review Of Texas Arson Cases May Soon Yield Results

A review of old Texas arson cases that advocacy groups hope will help overturn wrongful convictions may produce it first results in January.

10/06/2012

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Fort Worth Man Jailed For Torching Wife’s Car

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.

07/27/2012

A fire at this home in the 1300 block of E. Magnolia St. in Fort Worth killed one and injured two on Feb. 19, 2012. (Courtesy: Fort Worth Fire Department)

Fort Worth Fighting More Vacant Home Fires

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.

06/09/2012

Nathan Schwartz (left) and Marshall Ghilespi (right) were arrested for arson in relation to a series of grass fires in Johnson County. (credit: Johnson County Sheriff's Office)

Suspects Arrested For Johnson County Grass Fires

Arson investigators in Johnson County say they have located and arrested the two men responsible for setting a series of fires early this week.

06/07/2012

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Arson Investigators Looking Into Johnson County Fires

Johnson County arson investigators are searching for the person/persons responsible for setting several grass fires Monday morning.

06/04/2012

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