Two Ropesville Volunteer Firefighters Suspected in String of Arsons - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/25/08

Two Ropesville Volunteer Firefighters Suspected in String of Arsons

Two volunteer firefighters are charged with arson following a string of fires in the Ropesville area.   Hockley County authorities arrested 17-year-old Jeremy Solis Sunday night after an abandon home caught fire in Ropesville.

Investigators tell NewsChannel 11 they followed a set of shoe tracks to a home where Solis was staying. Inside, they didn't find shoes matching the prints, but they later found Solis' boots at the Ropesville Fire Station. They matched the prints, and when questioned, authorities say Solis confessed to setting that and several other fires.  

The Sheriff's Department also issued an arrest warrant for 22-year-old Noel Escobedo. Escobedo is also a volunteer fireman in Ropesville. He has not yet been booked into the Hockley County jail yet.

 

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