Starr County arson suspect caught in Houston
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:05:00 GMT —
A Starr County man wanted for starting a house fire where two children were injured spent two years on the run but is now behind bars in Houston.
Authorities first featured Martin Mejorado on the Action 4 News series Fugitive Finder back in August 2010.
He's wanted on five active warrants including attempted capital murder, arson, injury to a child and failure to appear.
Mejorado is accused of starting an August 2009 fire at a randomly-selected home in Starr County.
Starr County Sheriff TMs Office deputies he doused the home with gasoline and set it on fire even thought there was a family inside.
Two children were injured while Mejorado manage to get away.
Deputies said they got a tip that Mejorado had been living in Houston and contacted the U.S. Marshalls.
Authorities arrested the Starr County man at 150 West Mount Houston Road in north Houston around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday.
He TMs now facing extradition back to the Rio Grande Valley.