Wednesday, December 30, 2015

NEW DETAILS: Man charged with arson in southwest Houston mosque fire

Investigators also cited in court records say they identified Moore as the suspect via surveillance video from a pharmacy adjacent to the mosque. Claims by law enforcement in court records show the suspect was seen walking quickly from the mosque shortly before smoke erupted from the building.

Police allege during a search of Moore's home that they recovered a backpack and clothing that appeared to be the same items seen in the surveillance video from the time of the fire, court records show.

Police also say they found a single charcoal lighter -- which appears to have been sold as a pair -- at Moore's home. In addition, they allege a charcoal lighter found at scene matched the one found at Moore's home using markers and stamped numbers on the containers, records show.

Authorities say in those court papers that they took computers, tablets, cell phones, and other electronic devices for forensic testing from the Moore's home.