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Man held on arson charges after Texas courthouse fire

Texas Courthouse Fire
Posted at 4:49 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 19:11:29-05

WACO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say the suspect in a fire that destroyed all but the outer rock walls of a 111-year-old Texas courthouse is being held on arson charges. Nicholas Miller, who remained jailed Tuesday, was arrested Friday morning after leading authorities on a chase. The fire started Thursday night at the Mason County Courthouse, and an official said the person suspected in the courthouse fire was also suspected of setting another blaze at a home. Miller is currently held in the McLennan County jail on two counts of arson, burglary of a building, unlawful possession of a firearm and evading arrest.