Center Crime Stoppers seeking public's help in arson case

Source: KTRE
Source: KTRE

CENTER, TX (News Release) - According to Investigator Kevin Windham, the Shelby County Sheriff's Criminal Investigation Division is requesting the help of Center Crime Stoppers concerning an arson case they are currently investigating.

Center Crime Stoppers is seeking information concerning a house fire at 1595 FM 2974, Center, Texas which occurred on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at approximately 10:45 p.m. The Center Fire Department was dispatched to the fully involved fire and after arrival on scene, requested a Shelby County deputy.

Deputy Adam Renfro was the officer responding and was informed the fire was suspicious. Upon investigation, Renfro observed the source of the fire appeared to be from multiple locations within the house.

The owner of the rental property is Mary Harris. Residing in the residence were Romecia Barnes, Massaud Williams, Shanice Newton, and Daraymoss Arnez Lister. The case has been turned over to the Criminal Investigation Division and the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.