Leary Man Arrested for Arson, Assault

On June 17, a member of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Fire Investigations Unit was requested by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office to assist in a fire investigation on North Depot Street in Leary. The fire occurred at approximately 7:00 a.m. and damaged a 20-year-old, double- wide mobile home. Mr. Dexter Green Jr., 21, was taken into custody as a result of the incident.

Camilla Woman Killed in Accidental Fire

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Belinda Ann Yaremko, 60, was killed in an accidental fire in Camilla on the evening of June 21st.

Accidental Fire Takes Life of Sylvester Man

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Charles Stacy Watson, 57, was killed in an accidental fire early Wednesday morning on Youngblood Road in Sylvester.

Stockbridge Woman Wanted for Fraud, Forgery

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that warrants were issued for Shannon Briley, 41, of Stockbridge, for one count of Insurance Fraud and one count of Forgery in the 1st Degree. Ms. Briley is wanted in connection with a Clayton County Case.

Atlanta Woman Wanted for Insurance Fraud

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Laverne Reese, 59, of Atlanta, for one count of Insurance Fraud. Ms. Reese is wanted in connection with a Clayton County case.

Loganville Man Wanted for Insurance Fraud

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that his Criminal Investigations Division has taken out a warrant on Joel Brooks, 32, of Loganville, for insurance fraud.

Chatham Motel Fire Ruled Arson, Two Suspects Wanted

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Josheul Allen, 28, and Wytisha Richardson, 28, both of Smokes, South Carolina, are wanted in connection with a Savannah fire that occurred on Monday, June 14, just before 10:00 p.m. on Ogeechee Road.

Morgan County House Fire Ruled Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a June 15th house fire on Newborn Road in Rutledge has been ruled an act of arson.

Coffee County Business Fire Intentionally Set

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a fire that occurred at the offices of Shann Peanut Company on Bowens Mill Road in Ambrose was intentionally set. 

Two Richmond County Individuals Wanted for Fraud, Forgery, Exploitation of a Disabled Adult

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that warrants had been taken out against John Willie Evans, of Augusta, and Sophia Mae Knight, of Hephzibah, for their role in a scheme to defraud a disabled individual and two insurance companies out of life insurance funds.