MISSOURI CITY, Texas – Missouri City police and arson investigators were questioning a suspect Friday who allegedly set several small fires on the Beltway 8 feeder around 1:40 p.m.
Witnesses said they saw Joseph Lavegner, 53, setting the fires about 100 yards apart near US 90a.
The witnesses called police.
Firefighters were able to put out the flames, which covered about one-fourth of an acre of grass.
Due to the location of the crime, Missouri City Police filed second-degree arson charges against the suspect and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office has accepted the case.