Alleged auto parts arsonist arrested

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steve Rene Brooks, 58, for alleged involvement with fire that burned the back warehouse at Hurley Auto Parts in Pleasanton on February 14. Brooks is charged with Arson, a second degree felony, and remains in jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

The investigation that led to Brook’s arrest was headed by Atascosa County Fire Marshal Todd Perna, with the combined efforts of the State Fire Marshall Office, the Texas Rangers, the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Pleasanton Fire Marshal Scott Garris and the Pleasanton Fire Chief Chuck Garris.

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