Homeless man accused of arson in East Texas

Witnesses reported seeing a man dressed in black set fire to a vacant residence, authorities say

Homeless man accused of arson in East Texas
BOOKED: Edward Lee Winch, 25, of Marshall, Texas, is being held in the Harrison County Jail’s Travis Street annex on a charge of arson, booking records show. (Source: Marshall, Texas, Police Department)

MARSHALL, Texas (KSLA) — A homeless man is accused of setting fire to a vacant residence in East Texas.

Edward Lee Winch, 25, of Marshall, is being held in the Harrison County Jail's Travis Street annex on a charge of arson, booking records show.

His bond has been set at $75,000.

Police officers responded Wednesday to the area of East End Boulevard South and Johnson Street after witnesses reported seeing a man dressed in black set fire to a residence in the 1000 block of Five Notch Road, the Marshall Police Department reports.

Authorities found Winch in the 1000 block of East End Boulevard South.

He was detained until a Marshall Fire Department fire marshal advised that Winch would be charged with one count of arson.

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