- Associated Press - Monday, April 14, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for igniting a bag of Molotov cocktails outside the Fort Worth office of state Sen. Wendy Davis.

Cedric Carmond Steele pleaded guilty to arson Monday as part of a plea deal. Tarrant County prosecutors say Steele tossed the bag at the door of Davis‘ office near downtown.

Davis, currently running as a Democratic candidate for governor, was not in the third-floor office at the time of the March 2012 attack.

Staffers put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher and there were no injuries.

Prosecutors say Steele is a homeless man with a mental disability.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide