Man arrested on 8 counts of arson in Randall County


The Randall County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Sunday that an arrest has been made related to the string of fires in the Rockwell Rd. area.

According to Randall County Sheriff Christopher Forbis, 38 year old Robert Benjamin Ogden Roberts was arrested on eight counts of arson in connection to this case.

Sheriff Forbis confirmed that Roberts lives in the Rockwell Rd. area.

Officials believe the suspect is involved in several incidents and are considering a possible connection between structure fires that occurred at the 2900 block of Greg Street. All fires occurred in the same region and within a 72-hour timespan. 

As of Saturday afternoon, RCSO Crime Scene Investigators are treating every fire that occurs within the Rockwell Place as suspicious in nature until determined otherwise through the investigative process. 

RCSO Sheriff Christopher Forbis and the CSI team encourage anyone who may have information surrounding these fires to contact the Amarillo Crime Stoppers tip line. Amarillo Crime Stoppers, 24/7 tip line, 806-374-4400, or at amapolice.org and the Free Mobile app.

Any individual that provides information leading to the successful prosecution may be eligible for a cash reward, and callers can choose to remain anonymous.

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