LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) – A man was arrested on Sunday night after officials were called to a house fire in the 900 block of Weaver Avenue in Lufkin.
An officer was assisting with traffic control when he was approached by Terry Tyrone Jones, 58, of Lufkin. Jones told the officer that he started the fire.
Jones said he was being evicted the following day and he didn’t have anywhere to go, so he poured gas on his bed and lit it with a cigarette lighter. Jones was placed under arrest for first-degree felony arson.
No one was injured in the fire and the incident remains under investigation by the Lufkin Fire Marshal’s Office.