Man Admits to Arson Incident at Sen. Davis' Office - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Man Admits to Arson Incident at Sen. Davis' Office



    Under the Tucson Sun
    NBC 5
    Cedric Steele, who is accused of arson in the firebombing of state Sen. Wendy Davis' office in Fort Worth, spoke with reporters in a jailhouse interview.

    A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for igniting a bag of Molotov cocktails outside the Fort Worth office of state Sen. Wendy Davis.

    Cedric Carmond Steele pleaded guilty to arson Monday as part of a plea deal. Tarrant County prosecutors said Steele tossed the bag at the door of Davis' office near downtown in March 2012.

    Davis, currently running as a Democratic candidate for governor, was not in the third-floor office at the time of the attack.

    Staffers put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher and there were no injuries.

    Prosecutors said Steele is a homeless man with a mental disability.