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Soldier gets probation for Starlite Station arson

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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:10 pm

BELTON — A Fort Hood soldier was sentenced to probation this morning in connection with an arson at a local night club.

Spc. Jacob H. Lugmayer, 20, of Fort Hood was sentenced by Judge Martha Trudo to six years deferred probation, according to court records.

Lugmayer and another man, 34-year-old William R. Twist, were arrested and charged with arson in connection with multiple fires set in December at Starlite Station nightclub on South Fort Hood Street.

The fires caused minor to moderate damage to the manager’s office and other areas in the facility, according to a statement from the Killeen Police Department. Lugmayer told police the fires were set to cover up a burglary of the club.

Lugmayer pleaded guilty to the charges April 29.

Twist pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to five years of deferred probation April 1.

Read more in Wednesday's Killeen Daily Herald

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