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Arsonist targets Texas deputy's home twice in 5 days

Posted at 3:19 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 16:28:45-05

KATY, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities are conducting an arson investigation where a sergeant with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office may have been targeted.

On Sunday, Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said the sergeant's home has been targeted twice within the past five days.

The first incident occurred on Monday, December 23, when the sergeant awoke to his home on fire, according to Nehls.

After an investigation, deputies discovered that two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the sergeant's home.

"Those Molotov cocktails hit the side of the house. If it would've entered that window, there was a bed right on the other side of that window and there was an individual sleeping in that bed. This is horrible," Nehls said.

On Sunday, someone got out of a vehicle and threw a few Molotov cocktails at one of the cars in the sergeant's driveway.

People were inside the home during both incidents, but no one was injured.