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Brown County man arrested for arson

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:41:44 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 04 2013 11:55:11 AM CST
Brown County arson mug Eddie Heard

Law enforcement officers said a man in Brown County was recently arrested for arson after he had intentionally set about 15 yards of grass on fire for no reason.

According to a deputy, when firefighters arrived, Eddie Heard yelled at them not to put the fire out. Heard said it was his land and that he could burn it. The land actually belonged to the county.

According to another deputy, a judge ordered Heard to be evaluated for mental health. Once that is done, Heard will be in the Brown County Jail with bond posted at $25,000.