Suspect Charged with Arson

DENTON, TX, May 25, 2021 – The Denton Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office has charged 45-yr-old Jennifer Spillane with Arson in relation to two separate fires in Denton within the past week.


The first occurred on the afternoon of Thursday, May 20, where the Denton Fire Department responded to a Structure Fire at the Holiday Lodge motel, located at 1112 E. University Dr. in Denton. The estimated damage to this motel is over $250,000.


The second occurred on the morning of May 24, where the Denton Fire Department responded to another reported Structure Fire behind Drug Emporium at 720 W. University. This fire was found to be palletized bail of cardboard which caused damage to the exterior of the building.


After conducting interviews and reviewing available evidence, the Denton Fire Marshals obtained two arson arrest warrants for Jennifer Spillane.


Spillane is currently in custody with a bail expected to be set today. Additional charges may follow.


If you have any information about this suspect, or in relation to these ongoing investigations, please contact Deputy Jacob Cooper with the Denton Fire Marshal’s Office at (940) 349-8867.



For media inquiries, please contact:

David Boots, Denton Fire Department Public Information Officer, (940) 349-8833 David.Boots@cityofdenton.com

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