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Witness who came forward in Security fire charged with arson, deputies say

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 15:02:57-04

SECURITY — A man who came forward as a witness to a structure fire in Security has been arrested for arson Sunday, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said 28-year-old Tre Montez Williams came forward and claimed to be a witness. Authorities later determined through surveillance video he is now considered a suspect in the fire that damaged two homes.

The sheriff's office said deputies arrived to the 100 block of Security Boulevard around 7:20 p.m. and helped people get out of their homes in the area of the fire.

Williams is facing charges of first-degree arson, criminal mischief $20K to less than $100K, criminal mischief $5K to less than $20K, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office Investigations Tip Line at (719) 520-6666.