Police say a fire that raged Saturday night in the Arlington Community was set intentionally to destroy evidence in an ongoing burglary case.

Neshoba County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Tyler Bounds, 24, of 10091 County Road 2810 and charged him with arson and burglary. Sheriff Eric Clark said Wednesday he believes Bounds set fire to his own trailer where he lived in an effort to destroy the items he stole from a May 7 burglary of an unoccupied home on County Road 393.

The Arlington Fire Department, along with other local volunteer departments, responded to the fire at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday. After establishing that Bounds lived in a trailer that was burned, investigators found what they believe to be some of the stolen items listed in the Road 393 burglary.

Bounds was brought in for questioning, which led deputies to file arson and burglary charges against him. They also charged another man believed to have assisted Bounds - Charles Hardy, 39, of 13440 Hwy. 19 North - with burglary of an unoccupied home.

Clark declined to comment further, saying the case is still under investigation by the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshall.