ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Michael Bartholomew Brown, 19, was arrested on charges of Burglary and 1st Degree Arson. The incident occurred around 5:12 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18th. The 1000-square-foot mobile home, located on Ashford Drive in McRae-Helena, was totally destroyed.  

“Mr. Brown was questioned by the Telfair County Sheriff’s Office regarding the incident,” said Commissioner King. “The suspect admitted to being inside the residence and igniting a fire. He was subsequently arrested and transported to the Telfair County Jail.”

Our Fire Investigations Division assisted the Telfair County Sheriff’s office with this investigation.


The mission of the Office of the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner is to protect Georgia families by providing access to vital insurance products and safe buildings through fair regulation that creates economic opportunities for all Georgians.

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