Abilene man, 23, charged with arson


ABILENE, Texas - A 23-year-old Abilene man was charged with arson Wednesday after admitting he started a fire in the living room of a home in the 1400 block of Hickory Street.

Arrested was Stanfield Stewart-Hunter, who lived in the home, the Abilene Fire Department reported in a social media post.

It marked the "fourth response to this address in the last month," fire officials said.

"The damages up to this point have been minimal," the news release said, noting Wednesday's damage was estimated at $5,000.

Investigators interviewed Stewart-Hunter after he, as the "occupant of the home," approached and admitted to starting the fire, officials said.

KTXS will provide additional details as they become available.

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