Iola man arrested for setting hay bales on fire

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IOLA, Tex. (KBTX) - An Iola man was arrested last week for setting bales of hay on fire after a land dispute.

The Grimes County Sheriff's Office says Christopher Barnett, 40, set fire to seven hay bales on County Road 129 on June 2.

Workers for Barnett's neighbors moved the hay to what Barnett viewed as his property.

Deputies say Barnett confessed to the crime when he was arrested last Tuesday.

Barnett is charged with arson and is out on bail.