Arson suspect arrested after Walmart fire

by | Jan 12, 2017 | Latest

Firefighters from five departments responded to an arson clothing fire inside the Princeton Walmart Monday, Jan.9. The departments utilized large fans to help abate heavy quantities of smoke. Photo by Wyndi Veigel/The Farmersville Times.

A 28-year-old man is in jail after felony arson charges were filed stemming from a fire intentionally set at Walmart in Princeton.

Jairo Briceno-Barrientos was arrested on charges of arson causing bodily injury/death, a First Degree felony.

Shortly after 1:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, Collin County Dispatch began receiving multiple calls that the middle of the Princeton Walmart, located at 701 W. Princeton Dr., was on fire.

A chaotic scene emerged at the Walmart after several racks of children and men’s clothing were set on fire.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

For the complete story see the Jan. 12 edition of The Farmersville Times or click here for the e-Edition.

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