Suspect Wanted in Connection with Blackshear Apartment Fire

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Russell Leon Warner, 49, of Fulton County, is wanted in connection with a Pierce County fire that occurred on Sunday, September 12, just after 5:00 a.m. on Pomeroy Street in Blackshear.

Alto Stolen Vehicle Fire Ruled Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a vehicle stolen in Banks County was found abandoned and had been intentionally set on fire. The fire occurred on Grant Mill Road in Alto around 3:37 a.m. on Monday, September 13th.

Concord Fire Intentionally Set

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Pike County fire was intentionally set. The fire was set at approximately 9:45 p.m. on September 1st on Second Street in Concord, and severely damaged the 59-year-old, 1080-square-foot building.

One Person Killed in Cook County Fire

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Vera Mae Jones, 76, was killed in an early morning Adel fire on Wednesday, August 25th.

Douglas Man Arrested for Arson

On August 21st, a member of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Fire Investigations Unit was requested by the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office to assist in a fire investigation on Warren Carter Road in Douglas. The fire occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. and caused moderate damage to the 20-year-old mobile home. Mr. Richard Darrin Davis, 56, was charged as a result of the incident.

Trenton Fire Intentionally Set

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Dade County fire was intentionally set. The fire was set at approximately 2:25 a.m. on September 1st on Railway Lane in Trenton, and moderately damaged the 86-year-old, 1974-square-foot building.

Man Arrested in Connection with Eatonton Fire

Today, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced that Cedric Hurt, 37, was arrested for Arson in the 1st Degree and six counts of Life Endangerment. The arrest stemmed from a July 31st incident in which a fire was started in a vehicle located in the front yard of a residence that later spread to the 81-year-old, 1669-square foot house.

Rex Woman Wanted for Fraud, Forgery

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Angelina Cortez, 46, of Rex, was arrested after turning herself in to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office on August 25th. She faces one count of Insurance Fraud and two counts of Forgery in the 1st Degree and is currently being held in the Clayton County Jail.

Lumpkin Fire Intentionally Set

On August 5th, a member of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Fire Investigation Unit was requested by the Lumpkin Police Department to assist in a Stewart County fire on Saint John Street. The fire occurred at approximately 12:07 P.M. and caused severe damage to the 51-year-old, 672-square-foot vacant mobile home. The fire is classified as incendiary in nature.

One Person Killed in Leary Fire

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that one person was killed in a Calhoun County fire. The fire occurred on Highway 55 in Leary around 2:54 a.m. on Friday, August 13th. The 81-year-old, 1688-square-foot structure was entirely destroyed by the fire.