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Piney FD Saves Home..Burglar/Arsonist Arrested At Scene – GARLAND COUNTY

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On Sunday afternoon Garland County Sheriff K-9 Deputy Huffman responded to a report of a vehicle on fire in the 300 block of Longhorn Loop.

Piney Fire Troops responded to the call.  They quickly put out the flames coming from the car and saved the mobile home from burning down.

When 1st Responders arrived, a Jeep Cherokee was fully engulfed in flames.

Dep. Huffman found a man, identified as Jeremy Bennett, standing at the back fence of the property.

The deputy also observed that the front door to the residence was open.

Mr. Bennett asked the deputies if he could say something and then allegedly blurted out “I did it”.

The suspect was immediately arrested.

Bennett allegedly reiterated his statement to deputies that he “kicked in the door and entered the house”.

Jeremy Bennett; Allegedly Torched SUV And Kicked In Door of Home

The suspect was then transported to the detention center and charged with Arson x2 due to the severe fire damage to the house and the vehicle that was burned.

He was also charged with Residential Burglary.