Officials: Man intentionally set apartment fire to kill himself

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Robert James Jetson

HOUSTON - Authorities say a Harris County man intentionally set a fire at his residence because he wanted to kill himself.

The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office on July 19 investigated a two-story apartment fire in the 5100 block of West Mount Houston Road in northwest Harris County and identified the suspect as Robert James Jetson.

Arson investigators say Jetson admitted that he placed a pan with combustible materials on his stove to take his own life. Jetson also told investigators that he took Xanax, medication and smoked marijuana before starting the fire.

Jetson, 37, is charged with arson and is currently in the Harris County Jail on $20,000 bond.

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