A Biloxi man was arrested on an arson charge Saturday after residents saw him pour gasoline on an oak tree and set it on fire, police say.
Witnesses provided a description of Marshall James Point II, 28, after he was seen lighting a tree on fire in the median of U.S. 90 near Bellman Street.
Officers found Point a few blocks away on Waters Street.
Police say Point tried to run from police on foot, but he was quickly apprehended and taken to the Harrison County jail.
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Point is held on a $5,000 bond set by Justice Court Judge Bruce Strong.