Man charged with arson in connection with structure fire on Idalou Road

Man charged with arson in connection with structure fire on Idalou Road
31-year-old Ardie Taylor Jr. (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A Lubbock man is in jail charged with arson after a Thursday morning fire in the 3000 block of Idalou Road.

Lubbock Fire Rescue was called to the scene around 11:30 a.m. and found 31-year-old Ardie Taylor Jr. burning wood in a wheelbarrow inside the vacant building.

The building had been declared "Unlawful to Occupy" by the Codes Department.

Taylor is facing charges of Arson, a State Jail Felony and Criminal Trespass, a Class B Misdemeanor. The cause of the fire is classified as incendiary and the investigation is closed.

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