Man accused of burning down the family home is indicted for arson.

Updated: Jul 21


Christopher Weekes

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


An Erath County grand jury on Wednesday indicted a man for first-degree felony arson after he allegedly burned down the family home in April.


According to an arrest affidavit written by Captain Ben Moore with the Erath County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher Weekes was arrested on April 2 after his mother’s home, located north of Huckabay, was allegedly set on fire.

The affidavit states that when investigators arrived on scene, they found the home fully engulfed and were told by witnesses that Weekes had made incriminating statements like, “I don’t want to burn that one down too,” referring to another house in the area.


Investigators also noted that Weekes had a suitcase and gas can with him outside of the home as it was burning.

When his mother arrived on scene, she reportedly told investigators that her son had gotten angry with her and threatened to burn down the house.


Weekes was arrested at the scene and charged with making a terroristic threat.


Four days later, a K9 was taken to the residence where it “alerted” to an accelerant possibly used to start the fire.

THIS LIST IS LOOOOONG!


You guys, Weekes has a seriously lengthy criminal history dating back to 2002 (one of the longest lists I’ve ever seen).


He’s been arrested for driving while intoxicated, public intoxication, accident causing injury or death, possession of marijuana, criminal trespass, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, injury to a child/elderly/disabled person, assault on a public servant, theft, burglary of a habitation, making a terroristic threat to a family member, and now, arson.