His Wedding Called Off, Texas Man Torches 8 Cars in NY: Police

A Texas man who was in northern New York to get married set fire to eight cars after the nuptials were called off, police say.

Police in Plattsburgh, New York, said officers responded early on July 9 to reports of several vehicles on fire in the north end of the city located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of the Canadian border.

Officials said some vehicles sustained minor damage but at least two were totaled.

Police looked at hours of street surveillance video before focusing on 35-year-old Jimmy Williams as the suspect. He was tracked down in the Houston area and taken into custody.

Williams was brought back to Plattsburgh late Tuesday and charged with eight counts of arson. He's being held in the Clinton County Jail on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

Officials have not said why the wedding was called off.

The Associated Press left a message with his attorney that has not been returned.

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