Fort Bend County sheriff's deputy's car, home targeted

An arsonist threw a gas bomb at the automobile and home of a Fort Bend County Sheriff’s sergeant. Know who did it? It could earn a tipster $10,000.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after the home of one of its sergeants was targeted by an arsonist twice in one week.

The first incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, in a neighborhood along South Mason Road in the Katy area of Fort Bend County.

A gasoline bomb, also known as a “Molotov cocktail,” was thrown at the residence and struck a window, investigators reported. No one was hurt.

The second incident occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29.

A Molotov cocktail was thrown at the same residence and hit a parked vehicle in the driveway, deputies said. The vehicle was engulfed in flames. No one was hurt.

Surveillance footage revealed a vehicle of interest at the time of the second incident. The vehicle appears to be a newer model dark-colored Ford F-250 with a silver ladder rack. The driver of the truck was seen wearing blue jeans, white sneakers and a baseball cap.

Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers has increased the cash reward up to $10,000 for any information that leads to an arrest. The Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office is leading the investigation.

Anyone who has information on this crime is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477). All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.

Tipsters can also submit tips online at http://www.fortbend.crimestoppersweb.com/

Information, which leads to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspect(s) involved, could earn the caller up to $10,000 cash reward.

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