Last September we reported on a mysterious chain of events at 4514 Rawlins St. On May 18, the two-story house, owned by Dallas bail bondsman H. Rhett Stein, caught fire while someone was “cooking” a batch of speed. Later that day, a man residing in the house was found dead in a Balch Springs apartment. At that time Stein had been the target of several state and federal arson-for-hire investigations.

Then, on October 26, there was another fire on Rawlins, this time causing an estimated $75,000 in damages. Fire investigators became even more suspicious when the next evening there was yet another blaze.

According to a law enforcement source, investigators neglected to do a crime search at the time, and Stein refused to permit one voluntarily.


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