Friday, March 27, 2009
Criminal Mischief Suspect Apprehended
Fire Department personnel responded Feb. 2 to the report of a smell of diesel fuel coming from a residence at 1401 Saunders. Fire investigations determined that the pouring of diesel fuel throughout the residence was intentional.
Furthermore, there was a belief that the intent was for a large fire in the fireplace to ignite the vapors. The fuel failed to ignite but caused damage to the residence in excess of $40,000 to the owner. The suspect was identified as Edward Hodges, who had been leasing the home and was in the process of being evicted by the owner.
On March 11, a warrant was obtained for Mr. Hodges. Through the coordinated efforts of Bryan Fire Department and various local and state agencies, Hodges was successfully apprehended in Bryan on March 12.
The Bryan Fire Department would like to thank all the assisting agencies and their personnel for their support in the apprehension of Hodges, especially the State Fire Marshals Office, Brazos County Sheriff’s Office and the Bryan Police Department.
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