Killeen Man Charged With Arson After Burning Car To Get Out Of Payments
Orean Tyler Harris of Killeen has been charged with arson after setting fire to his car to get out of payments.
The 22-year-old apparently had his roommate follow him to a location just outside city limits on February 15th, then set his Nissan Altima on fire. When Killeen firefighters responded to the fire and a fire marshal determined it had been intentionally set, Harris allegedly claimed the vehicle had been stolen. However, surveillance footage from a construction site near his home and cell phone evidence suggest that Harris drove his car the location where it was burned.
Investigators also found stereo equipment in Harris’ home which he had claimed was destroyed in the fire. Harris was apparently two months behind on his car payments, which prompted the arson.
Harris hes been arraigned with bail set at $50,000.