A 27-year-old Abilene man is accused of aggravated arson resulting in a substantial risk of bodily harm to a victim on Saturday.

Oscar Martinez-Yanez made his first appearance in Dickinson County District court where Magistrate Judge Keith Collett set bond at $100,000 because of Martinez-Yanez’s history with the victim.

According to the Abilene Police Department, officers responded to a mobile home located at 201 S. Cherry Street for the report of a disorderly subject Saturday.

During the investigation, officers learned that Martinez-Yanez had allegedly made threats toward a female and started a fire inside the residence.

The fire was extinguished and Martinez-Yanez had left the scene all prior to officers arriving. 

Martinez-Yanez was taken into custody without incident by the Abilene Police Department on Sunday.

He was booked into the Dickinson County Jail on the arson charge and for making a criminal threat.


Contact Tim Horan at editor@abilene-rc.com.

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