PERRYTON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Perryton Police Department reported Monday that a man was charged after a Perryton fire killed a young girl in July.
The department detailed that on Sept. 30, a warrant for “capital murder of a person 10 years of age” was issued for 39-year-old Humberto Martinez.
Martinez is currently being held in the Ochiltree County jail on a $5 million warrant, according to the department.
As previously reported by MyHighPlains.com, Martinez was arrested in July on a charge of second-degree felony arson after he was connected to the fire. Officials said at the time a minor was found dead inside a home in the 800 block of South Drake Street in Perryton.