HOUSTON – Investigators have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of setting fire to a Popeyes restaurant in northeast Houston.
Anthony Washington, 41, is charged with arson in the October 4 fire.
The arrest warrant indicates that the fire occurred at 9830 Homestead Road at around 1:09 a.m. Surveillance footage retrieved from the restaurant shows a man walking up to the south exterior wall of the building, lighting a fire and stopping off. ‘distant.
The fire caused damage of $ 5,000, according to an arson report.
Investigators identified Washington as a suspect in the case and scoured the area for him on several occasions before locating him on Nov. 29, according to the arrest warrant.
When questioned, Washington said he started the fire using a lighter and other materials at hand. He added that he started the fire because he was “probably upset and people were picking on him,” the arrest warrant reads.
Documents show Washington has a long criminal record with charges dating back to 1998 for indecent assault, criminal trespassing, theft, possession of a controlled substance, prostitution, criminal mischief, tampering with evidence, and evading arrest, among others. .
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