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Woman fighting with boyfriend sets fire in home with 2-month-old inside, police say

Israel Reyes, 19, is charged with arson, endangering a child

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have arrested a woman accused of setting a fire in her home with her 2-month-old baby inside.

Israel Reyes, 19, is charged with arson and endangering a child.

An arrest warrant affidavit said on March 2 Reyes' boyfriend had left their home in the 2100 block of Ruiz Street to get baby formula for their child after the pair had been arguing throughout the day.

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While gone, the boyfriend started receiving text messages and calls from Reyes saying she would start destroying property. That's when, the affidavit said, Reyes sent her boyfriend a picture of a small fire and then another of the fire growing.

The affidavit said the boyfriend called police who then determined the fire was set intentionally. Reyes was taken into police custody.


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