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Grand jury indicts arson suspect

Killeen man told officials he set fires in Heights

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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 4:30 am

BELTON — A Bell County grand jury indicted a Killeen man on three charges of arson for multiple homes he said he intentionally set on fire in August.

Michael Ray Saley could face up to 20 years in prison for each charge stemming from fires he admitted to intentionally setting on Ball Road in Harker Heights.

Saley remains in Bell County Jail with bail set at $225,000.

Saley is accused of setting fire to mobile homes Aug. 17, 21 and 30 in the 100 block of Ball Road.

While reviewing the fires, an investigator from the Harker Heights Fire Marshal’s office learned that Saley had been in the process of demolishing one of the mobile homes, which was set on fire twice.

When questioned by police, Saley admitted to setting it on fire Aug. 17 and 21, an arrest affidavit stated. He told an investigator he intentionally set a fire Aug. 30 to a different home to cover up the first two fires. That fire damaged two mobile homes.

Saley was previously convicted of injury to a child in 1998. He was sentenced to 10 years probation, which was revoked after Saley was charged with harassment

and a terroristic threat later that year, records stated.

The grand jury also returned indictments against the following:

Mary Louise Bernard, 46, of Temple, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Priscilla Johnson, 29, of Belton, on a charge of possession of PCP, 4 grams or more.

Rusty Bill Parker, 41, of Little River-Academy, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram.

Kevin Jerome Medlock Jr., 20, of Temple, on a charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle.

Marcus Terrell Drisker, 20, of Killeen, on charges of endangering a child and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Christopher Daniel Damore, 24, of Killeen, on a charge of impersonating a public servant.

Edward Terrell Perry, 35, of Temple, on a charge of possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram.

Nicole Catherine Thompson, 34, of Killeen, on a charge of theft over $1,500.

Tavarshea Daevon Sims, 18, of Killeen, on a charge of burglary of a habitation.

Dondre Larenz Berry, 18, of Killeen, on a charge of burglary of a habitation.

Courtney Semone Allen, 22, of Fort Hood, on a charge of burglary of a habitation.

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