The man accused of killing a College Station convenience store clerk has a criminal history dating back to his high school days, according to a search of records and media articles from his hometown and beyond.
In 2009, Rufus Edward Lockett was convicted on arson charges related to a classroom fire.
The Brenham Banner Press reported at the time that Lockett was sentenced to 8 years in prison for torching a room at Brenham High School when he was 18.
State records also show Lockett was convicted of felony burglaries in 2008 and 2009 in El Paso.
He served at least 2 years in prison for the burglaries.
Lockett was released on parole for the Washington County arson conviction.
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