Man accused of killing store clerk served time for lighting high school classroom on fire

Posted at 1:44 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 14:44:43-05

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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