Propane tank used to set vehicle fire

Micky Ray Tolbert charged
Jul. 12, 2013 @ 11:10 AM

A 20-pound propane tank was used to set fire to the interior of a vehicle on Ball Park Road July 9. A homeless man faces charges.

The Thomasville Police Department and Fire Department responded to 4026 Ball Park Road about 1:15 a.m.

According to a press release from the police department, the owner of the 1994 GMC van extinguished the fire just before emergency personnel arrived on the scene. An investigation revealed that the fire was intentionally set to the interior of the vehicle. Estimated damage to the vehicle was $1,400.

Thomasville detectives charged Micky Ray Tolbert, 60, with breaking or entering into a motor vehicle, burning of personal property and malicious damage by use of an explosive or incendiary.

“The victim and Micky Tolbert are acquaintances and this incident resulted from an ongoing dispute between the two,” said Detective Steve Boles. “The malicious damage by use of an explosive or incendiary resulted from the placement of a 20-pound propane tank on the inside of the vehicle when the fire was started.”

High Point police assisted in the location of Tolbert, who was given a $25,000 secured bond. He was placed into the Davidson County Jail with a court date  set for July 31.