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Man admits guilt in arson case

Posted on May 13th, 2010 No Comments

A man plead guilty to charges of arson last Tuesday in Seguin. The man, 61 years-old, was arrested April 7, 2009 after an outbreak of fires in vacant residences.

Although police were able to identify the man at his first fire, there was not probable cause to make an arrest. Following another fire, this time on the 700 block of West Kingsbury Street, the state fire marshal’s office opened an investigation. The man then set fire to a vacant house in the 400 block of Gonzales Street. Although the arsonist had been indicted by a grand jury, he was able to set yet another fire to an empty home on Austin Street. By this time, he was apprehended after failing to appear at his arraignment.

His sentence included a 10 year prison term. He previously served an almost 20 year term in a state prison for a burglary that culminated him in setting a fire.

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