Cooper duo arrested accused of setting two homes on fire

Two teens arrested after setting two homes on fire in Cooper, Texas.
Two teens arrested after setting two homes on fire in Cooper, Texas.(Delta County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 11:48 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 8, 2021 at 1:38 PM CST
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COOPER, Texas (KXII) - Two men are being charged with 2nd degree arson after deputies say they intentionally set two homes on fire early Sunday.

19-year-old, Jayden Limbaugh and 19-year-old Javon Jones both of Cooper, Texas, face two counts of 2nd degree Arson as well as a charge of possession of marijuana under two ounces.

According to the Delta County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 2:20 a.m., a call was received about a house that was on fire in the 900 block of Southeast 5th street in Cooper.

Delta County Fire Units were dispatched to the location, where they found the structure fully engulfed.

Later that morning, while on patrol, around 3:48 a.m. deputies drove up on another residence fully engulfed on fire in the area of Northwest 7th Street and West Wilson.

Immediately near the scene, they made contact with two men in a vehicle.

The suspects were identified as Jones and Limbaugh. Both were arrested for being in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and tobacco.

During the investigation into the fires, it was determined that the fires were set intentionally.

It was also determined that the suspects detained were involved in setting those fires.

A bond of $10,000 was set for each arson charge and a $1,000 bond was set for possession of marijuana.

They have personal recognizance bonds for the possession of drug paraphernalia and the minor in possession of tobacco charges.

Jones is still in custody at the Delta County Jail, and Limbaugh has posted bonds pending a trial.

Both residences were vacant at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.

The investigation is ongoing.

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