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IN BRIEF : Ex-NFL Back McVea Arrested

February 28, 1989|From Times wire services

HOUSTON — Former NFL running back Warren McVea has been charged with setting his girlfriend's apartment afire.

Police arrested McVea Monday without incident, and he was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond.

McVea played professionally with the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Chiefs in 1970.

Police said McVea, 42, was alone in Sharon Harmon's apartment in southwest Houston on Feb. 8 when a flammable liquid was used to start a fire.

The fire damaged the bedroom and bathroom of the apartment, arson investigator D. W. Haynes said.

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