HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Houston County grand jury indicted the 41-year-old man accused of getting mad at a woman for not giving him a ride and torching her car.
McKinley Davis, of Crockett was indicted on a second-degree arson charge on Jul 14. The Houston County grand jury indicted a total of 11 people.
According to the arrest affidavit, Heath Murff, the deputy Houston County fire marshal was called out to the scene of a car fire that occurred in the 200 block of County Road 4015. When he talked to the couple who owned the car, the woman told him that she had given Davis a ride to a location in Crockett to find his girlfriend.
After Davis found his girlfriend, she didn't want to talk to him, the affidavit stated. The woman told Davis to stay in the car, and they returned to the home on CR 4015. At that point, Davis allegedly asked the woman for a ride to another location, and she refused.
The affidavit stated that Davis got upset, and said, "So that's the way you want to do it. OK. Just watch what I do."
The woman went back inside her residence. A short time later, the woman heard sounds from outside her residence. When she rushed outside to see what was going on, she found her 2012 Chevrolet on fire. According to the affidavit, she also found Davis standing on the road, and he wasn't wearing the shirt he had been wearing earlier.
"At the time of the fire, [Davis] had been the only person around the vehicle prior to the ignition of the fire," the affidavit stated. "The shirt that the defendant had been wearing was located stuffed in the opened gas port of the vehicle, partly burned."
The affidavit stated that no other accidental sources for ignition were present. The fire's point of origin was determined to be at the car's gas fill port.
The Houston County grand jury also indicted Charles Duane Bennett, 63 on a second-degree felony sexual assault of a child charge, two counts of sexual assault of a disabled individual, and prohibited sexual contact.
Houston County Sheriff's deputies arrested Charles Bennett and his wife Sheila Bennett on July 3 2013. They were both charged with second-degree felony sexual assault of a child. Sheila Bennett was also arrested for felony prohibited sexual contact.
Charles Bennett was arrested the first time on May 16 for felony prohibited sexual contact.
Each person's bail was collectively set at $50,000.
In addition, the grand jury indicted Ashunta Woodson, 34. A Crockett Police officer arrested her after she allegedly tried to obtain a prescription for two medications in her friend's name using a blank prescription note she stole from her doctor's office.
A man with Woodson told police that Woodson had picked him up near the intersection of West Austin and 4th streets and told him that she needed his information to fill in a prescription. According to the affidavit, the man was told if Woodson could use his information, she would buy him some beer.