Provided by the Seminole Sentinel
A pair of brothers were arrested Wednesday morning by Gaines County Sheriff's Office deputies following their confession for their alleged involvement in an early Saturday morning fire which saw 13 vehicles either completely destroyed or suffer some sort of fire-related damage.
Arrested were Timothy Reimer, 28, of Seminole and Jeffery James Reimer, 23, of Lubbock, according to Gaines County Sheriff Ronny Pipkin.
"Through our investigation process, they both admitted to the incident," said Pipkin.
Both the Reimers were arrested at the Gaines County Law Enforcement Center on Wednesday morning, after being brought in for questioning by GCSO investigators.
Pipkin said the investigation, which included the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office and Texas Rangers, indicated a 1992 Porsche parked in the front parking lot of Seminole Automotive and Performance, located in the 1300 block of N. Main St., was the origin of theSaturday morning fire.
Investigators still believe the fire was purposely set, which led to both Reimers being charged with separate counts of Arson, a second degree felony under the State of Texas' Penal Code.
Pipkin said the 1992 Porsche at the center of the investigation was registered to Jeffery James Reimer.
"There could still be some more charges pending in this case," said Pipkin. "(The development of) this case happened so fast, we are still trying to process information."
Pipkin said additional information into the case could be available within the next couple of days, which could include possible additional criminal charges.
Saturday's incident was reported to local law enforcement officials shortly after 3:40 a.m.and saw members of the Seminole Volunteer Fire Dept. dispatched to the location, where they spent roughly one hour on the scene, extinguishing flames and controlling the spread of the fire to other vehicles at the location.
Both Reimers were arraigned by a Gaines County magistrate on Wednesday, according to GCLEC officials. Both men were assessed $50,000 bonds for their respective arson charges.