Killeen: Local Man Arrested For Arson After Car Fire

A Killeen man was arrested on an arson charge in connection with a car  fire in February.

Orean Tyler Harris (Jail photo)

KILLEEN (July 30, 2013)—A Killeen man was arrested after fire department investigators named him in a warrant charging arson in connection with a February car fire.

Bell County Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned Orean Tyler Harris, 22, on Monday and set his bond at $50,000.

Harris, however, did not appear on Tuesday Bell County online jail roster.

Killeen firefighters were called Feb. 15 to a location just outside the city limits where they found a Nissan Altima ablaze.

The car, which had been reported stolen, suffered heavy fire and smoke damage according to an affidavit to support the arrest.

A Killeen fire marshal called to the scene determined the car had been intentionally set afire and contacted the owner, who said the car had been stolen that morning.

The fire investigator, however, knew that to start that particular type of car an electronic key had to be present.

Surveillance cameras near the home where the car belonged showed two men in separate cars moving the Altima about half-an-hour before the fire was reported.

Subsequent investigation showed the car’s owner was two months behind in his car payments.


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