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Woman arrested, charged with arson in Temple

Posted at 5:07 PM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 18:19:44-04

TEMPLE, TX — A woman was arrested and charged with arson after officials said she was seen on a surveillance camera.

On May 19, Temple police answered a call for criminal mischief at 818 South 23rd Street.

When officers arrived, they conducted their investigation and contacted the Fire Marshal's Office.

A person was seen on the homeowner's surveillance camera walking up to the front porch with a red, square shape plastic container. The same person was seen on the camera leaving the home with flame and smoke behind them.

That person was identified as 26-year-old Alicia Pina.

The case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney's Office for review and a complaint was issued on June 5.

A Justice of the Peace issued an arrest warrant for Pina. The warrant was served and Pina was arrested and transported to the Bell County Jail.

She was charged with arson of a habitation. Her total bond is set at $101,500.