HOUSTON, TEXAS–18-year-old Rep. John Carter (R-TX) allegedly set his mother’s clothes on fire in their apartment, during a heated dispute in which she refused to give him money to buy marijuana.
Firefighters were called to the scene after fire spread throughout the entire apartment. Thankfully, however, there was only minimal damage to the building.
Carter, who is currently in the Harris County jail, was charged with arson. His bail is set at $30,000.
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