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Abilene man pleads guilty to arson charges

By Joe Fry, Assignment Editor/Photographer, jfry@ktxs.com
Published On: Jun 09 2014 01:24:29 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 10 2014 08:29:58 AM CDT
Michael Toon

Michael Toon, 33, is charged with catching a vacant building on fire while he was allegedly drunk in December 2013.

ABILENE, Texas -

A man accused of catching a vacant building on fire while drunk will not go to jail as long as he stays out of trouble.

In December of 2013, Michael Toon, 33, had been staying in a shed on Butternut with another man.

Toon told police the two got drunk one night and started a fire in a vacant building next door to the shed. He said the fire was ignited as part of an effort to stay warm. 

On Friday, Toon plead guilty to arson and received a four-year suspended jail term.