Mabank man gets probation for starting fire

Mabank man gets probation for starting fire

ATHENS, TX (KLTV) - A Henderson County judge has sentenced a Mabank man who intentionally set a fire to a structure to probation.

Judge Scott McKee handed down the sentence on Monday for Justin Michael Markee, 33. The probation is set for 10 years.

Markee pleaded guilty to a charge of arson on Aug. 27.

According to \Henderson County Fire Marshal Shane Renberg, on July 14, Assistant Fire Marshal Sherry Powers responded to a structure fire in the Bonita Points subdivision, in the Gun Barrel City area.

After an investigation, the fire was determined to be intentionally set by Markee.

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