Wanted fugitive

The suspect in a reported arson fire at a Quinlan residence is a wanted fugitive after he failed to appear in court.

The suspect in a reported arson fire at a Quinlan residence is a wanted fugitive after he failed to appear in court.

Timothy Samuel Mixson II was reported to have caused a fire in May that destroyed a home.

“He’s on the run,” said Hunt County Director of Homeland Security/Emergency Management Richard Hill, who also is the Hunt County Fire Marshal.

Mixson, 30, of Quinlan, received one indictment from a Hunt County grand jury in August for arson causing damage to a habitat/place of worship. The indictment alleged he set a fire on May 28 at 404 E. Laura Ave. in Quinlan.

The Cash, Quinlan, Union Valley, Tawakoni South, West Tawakoni and Able Springs fire departments responded to the four-alarm blaze at the residence, alongside units from Commerce Emergency Fire Rehab, Quinlan Police Department and American Medical Response. The structure was a total loss, but there were no injuries. Mixson was apprehended at the scene and was a resident of the house that caught fire.

He was later released on a $25,000 bond.

The indictment was filed as a first-degree felony, punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of five to 99 years to life in prison.

Mixson entered a not guilty plea during an arraignment hearing in the 354th District Court but did not appear for an October interim hearing in the court and Judge Keli Aiken issued the warrant for Mixson’s arrest.

Mixson had not yet been taken into custody as of Thursday morning.

“This is an active warrant,” Hill said.

Anyone with information about Mixson’s whereabouts is asked to call the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office at 903-453-6800 or their nearest law enforcement agency.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Hunt County Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929 or download the mobile app at P3TIPs.com

Hunt County Crime Stoppers has a web site at huntcountycrimestoppers.com.

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