Sheriff: Man arrested, charged for starting intentional fire

Posted at 9:02 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 22:03:20-04

NAVARRO COUNTY, TX — A man was arrested and charged after officials say he intentionally started a fire on Monday.

According to the Navarro County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 1:20 p.m., deputies received a 911 call in reference to a possible act of arson in the 8000 block of NW 1300 near Cryer Creek.

The caller believed that the pasture fire had been intentionally set and gave a description of the possible suspect vehicle.

Deputies searched the area in an attempt to locate the suspect vehicle. Within 10 minutes of the search, a deputy located the suspect vehicle shortly after. The vehicle was parked outside the gate of a residence on NW 1390 in the Cryer Creek community.

A deputy spoke with the driver of the vehicle and after conducting an initial investigation, he obtained probable cause to detain the suspect and transported him to the NCSO where a felony arrest warrant for arson was obtained.

The fire burned approximately 1/4 acre before it was extinguished by the Emhouse Volunteer Fire Department personnel.

The sheriff's office said this was a perfect example of citizens being observant and reporting suspicious activity.