Detective Chad Hogan of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department stated in a release, that an arson fire April 2 at the Allied Fabrication and Welding in Vidor resulted in two men from Vidor admitting their involvement in the crime.

Upon investigation it was discovered the business had been burglarized and several computers and other items were stolen from the premises. The fire was apparently started to cover up any evidence left at the scene.

The two white males, aged 20 and 25 were not associated with the business or any of its employees. The owners have cooperated with police during the investigation.

The names of the suspects are not being released because it is an ongoing investigation.

The case is expected to be finalized and turned over to the district attorney for disposition in the next couple of days.

If you have information on this crime or any other felony crimes please call EasTex Crime Stoppers at 409-724-TIPS. You will remain anonymous and you could earn a cash reward for your information.

About Penny LeLeux

Penny has worked at The Record Newspapers since 2006. A member of the editorial staff, she has "done everything but print it." Most frequently she writes entertainment reviews and human interest stories, with a little paranormal thrown in from time to time.She has been a lifelong member of the Orangefield community.