Man Arrested for Setting Apartment Fire

Published 08/20 2014 12:44PM

Updated 08/20 2014 02:03PM

A man is arrested early Wednesday morning in Wichita Falls for arson. Police say they caught up to him because he was attempting to steal a soda from a convenience store.

34-year-old John Antee was arrested just before three Wednesday morning. Police say he was trying to steal a Cherry Coke from a gas station downtown. When they found him a few blocks away, they discovered he also had an outstanding warrant.

The warrant stems from a fire at the Harmony Apartment complex last month. Fire investigators say the fire was ruled suspicious, they found several small fires. Neighbors told them they saw Antee walking away from the apartment shortly before they smelled smoke coming from the apartment.

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