ABILENE, Texas - A man accused of catching a vacant building on fire while drunk will not go to jail as long as he stays out of trouble.
In December of 2013, Michael Toon, 33, had been staying in a shed on Butternut with another man.
Toon told police the two got drunk one night and started a fire in a vacant building next door to the shed. He said the fire was ignited as part of an effort to stay warm.
On Friday, Toon plead guilty to arson and received a four-year suspended jail term.
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