Police arrested two Killeen residents on unrelated arson charges.

Killeen fire investigators charged Jamear Deandre Robinson, 19, and Shyshoniquekia Baker, 21, with arson. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned both suspects Thursday, setting their bail at $50,000 each.

Police arrested Baker for allegedly setting fire to a man’s clothes. Baker told police the man had assaulted her.

The incident occurred Monday at an undisclosed home in Killeen.

A resident of the home told investigators Baker locked herself in a bedroom and then was heard exiting through the window. The alleged victim then said he could smell something burning inside the bedroom and kicked the door in, an arrest affidavit states.

The fire caused damage to the carpet and smoke damage.

In the other incident, Robinson told investigators he set fire to a plastic bag of leaves and grass clippings Tuesday inside a garage because he was bored, an arrest affidavit states.

When firefighters arrived, the suspect’s mother could be heard asking if Robinson had set the fire. He nodded at her, the affidavit states.

She then replied, “What is wrong with you, don’t you have anything better to do with your time?” the affidavit states.

Robinson admitted to setting the fire while speaking with a firefighter.

Contact Philip Jankowski at philipj@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553

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