Suspect Indicted in Fatal Arson - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

04/12/06

Suspect Indicted in Fatal Arson

A grand jury has indicted a man for setting fire to an old tire store and killing the man inside. Tito Vega is charged with murdering Samuel Avilla on January 22.

Police say Vega killed Avilla when he set fire to the abandoned Yellow Tire store on Ogeechee Road. A passerby stopped the fire and told investigators he saw Vega fueling the fire with tires. That passerby was able to detain Vega until police arrived.

Vega can now await trial or plead guilty to the charges.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com

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