Affidavit: ‘Furious’ man set fire to local woman’s moving trailer

Lewis Charles Hall, Jr., 43, of Harker Heights, was booked into the Bell County Jail Thursday afternoon. (Jail photo)

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) A man who, according to an arrest warrant affidavit, told police he was furious when set fire to a moving trailer containing a Harker Heights woman’s belongings was held in lieu of $250,000 bond after he was re-arrested on a bond forfeiture.

Lewis Charles Hall, Jr., 43, of Harker Heights, was booked into the Bell County Jail Thursday afternoon.

He's charged with arson, a second-degree felony.

Hall was originally arrested in July 2018 and was later released after posting bond.

The woman had moved out of the home in the 200 block of East Valley Road in July 2018, placed her belongings in a small moving trailer, and then left to get a vehicle with which to tow it.

When she returned several hours later she and her ex-boyfriend began to argue, police said.

He then poured gasoline on the trailer containing her property and set it on fire, police said.

When officers arrived, they saw Hall “walking around from the backyard of the residence and the suspect stated that he had set the fire,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

The officer observed “the suspect throw down a gas can while holding a lighter,” the affidavit says.

The woman told officers that she watched Hall pouring gasoline on the trailer that contained her property “and caught it on fire,” the affidavit says.

Hall later provided a statement in which he said “he was furious with (the woman) and set his trailer full of her property on fire.”