Man arrested for setting Biloxi tree on fire

Published: Jun. 24, 2017 at 12:09 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2017 at 2:31 PM CDT
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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A man is facing charges of arson after allegedly setting a tree on fire in Biloxi early Saturday morning.

Marshall James Point II of Biloxi was arrested after police identified him as the suspect in the arson investigation. Authorities say citizens reported a man pouring gas onto an oak tree then setting it on fire. The tree is located in the median of Hwy. 90 at Bellman Street.

Police located the suspect on Water Street, a few blocks north of where the tree was burned. He was quickly taken into custody after attempting to flee on foot.

He was taken to Harrison County Adult Detention Center, where a $5,000 bond was set.

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