Texas Police Sergeant's Home Firebombed Twice In One Week

Holly Matkin

A Fort Bend County Sheriff's sergeant's home and vehicle were hit by Molotov cocktails in two separate attacks.

Katy, TX – A Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office (FBCSO) sergeant’s home has been fire-bombed twice in the span of one week, prompting a manhunt for the fugitive arsonist.

The first attack occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 23, as the sergeant and his family were asleep in their home on South Mason Road, the FBCSO said in a press release.

He was awakened to find that the front of his house was on fire, Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said during a press conference on Sunday.

“What we discovered through an investigation is that someone threw two Molotov cocktails at the front of the house,” Sheriff Nehls explained. “But apparently, that wasn’t enough.”

At approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday, a vehicle parked in the sergeant’s driveway was hit by “a couple more” Molotov cocktails, the sheriff said.

The vehicle burst into flames, and was a complete loss.

The sergeant and his family were inside their home at the time of the second attack as well.

“This is a very dangerous game people are playing,” Sheriff Nehls said.

He noted that there someone asleep in a bed right next to the window near where the initial explosions occurred.

“I believe that this is targeted,” the sheriff said, adding that the sergeant who was attacked was a longtime member of the FBCSO’s criminal investigations and robbery/homicide divisions.

Investigators are looking into the sergeant’s past cases to see if they can connect any of them with a potential suspect or suspects.

If those responsible for the attacks end up being affiliated with one of the sergeant’s prior investigations, the new arson case against them could be prosecuted as a federal hate crime, Sheriff Nehls said.

Fort Bend County Fire Marshal Mark Flathouse’s office is leading the investigation into the arsons.

Residents in the area have turned security footage of at least one of the attacks over to police.

Investigators are searching for a four-door, dark-colored Ford F-250 with a silver-colored construction rack on the back.

The FBCSO Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

Comments (27)
Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Hope they find the POS cowards and they are charged federally!! So much damage and could have killed people!!

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Excalibr4
Excalibr4

There is no doubt in my mind that Sargent knows the people responsible. I am also sure he will get Federal help after this second display of terrorism.

2ndAmendguy
2ndAmendguy

POS should be put in prison for attempted murder, arson, hate crime, on both attacks. They will be caught.

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

Sadly the Sgt. needs motion detectors and cameras all over the place, or sadly move. I hope they catch those responsible. 10 x the Karma to them. You don't put a family in jeopardy because you got caught/charged/jailed for something. They are lower than pond scum

Linesider09
Linesider09

Police officers protect our lives and property.

It would be great if a group of local citizens banded together and stood watch 24/7 at this officers home to protect him & his family🇺🇸

headrush1977
headrush1977

Fort Bend Sheriff’s Department should have enough resources and man power to easily crack this case. They could probably set up the best cameras, use drones, and park a couple of unmarked cars in the neighborhood.

Marxest
Marxest

I take it the Klan must be active again?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#fbi

bryantrent
bryantrent

Scary

Stanracer
Stanracer

Clearly a hate crime.

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

looks like we found another DIRTY cop!i would look into the cops record to see how many violations and complaints he has!

LivesMatter
LivesMatter

I wonder if this is something from 2017 when Karen Fonseca, with the -F ** K **UMP- and the -F ** K Troy Nehls- sign in her truck. OR.... Some folks at the county commissioners court might want him out of office because of his possible run for congress. Creating a board to investigate a run for congress isn't the same as making the declaration of running because you immediately have to resign. Troy claimed this is a Witch Hunt back in October. Power play politics.


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