Suspect Accused in Killeen Motel Arson
Charges of arson have been filed against Benjamin Haskell Copeland in relation to a fire set in a Killeen motel room in May. Copeland was arrested on Friday.
Another man has also been charged in the incident, but has not yet been arraigned.
Firefighters were called to the High Five Inn on May 2 after smoke was reported coming out of one of the rooms.
When firefighters approached the room, they noticed the smell of chlorine in the smoke, prompting an evacuation of the motel.
Items inside the room included chlorine tablets, brake fluid, starter fluid, aluminum foil, and acetone, and were arranged to cause a chemical reaction.
Copeland was found when police tracked down a receipt from an auto parts store where Copeland purchased brake fluid and starter fluid.
Copeland's bail was set at $100,000.