Springtown fire leads to arrest of burglary suspect

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Where there's fire, sometimes there's a burglary suspect.

A Springtown man was arrested Monday night after authorities say firefighters responded to a small fire at a warehouse in Parker County and found the suspect had tried to burn insulation off stolen wire.

Deputies identified the suspect as Danny Wayne Turner, 51, of Springtown.

Parker County authorities responded to a call of a burglary just before 10 p.m. Monday at Larry Jackson Electric, a Springtown business in the 1200 of E. Texas 199. Deputies found doors to the building had been damaged and a van was missing, but no suspect.

The van was located on Texas 199 near a warehouse with all the tools and other missing equipment, according to a news release from the Parker County Sheriff's Office.

As authorities searched the area, deputies saw fire and smoke coming from the warehouse.

Turner told authorities that he had been burning wire, the news release said.

But deputies also found the stolen items from the van in the warehouse.

Turner confessed to burglarizing the building and stealing the van, authorities said.

The Springtown man also told deputies that he was attempting to burn off the insulation of the stolen wire.

Turner was in the Parker County Jail in Weatherford on suspicion of burglary of a building and telecommunication service theft. His bail was set at $35,000.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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