ATLANTA – 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.

“Mr. Hurt was arrested in Jesup by U.S. Marshals,” said Commissioner King. “He is facing multiple unrelated charges and is currently being held in the Wayne County Jail. I commend the work and investigative skills of my staff and law enforcement officials that led to the detainment of this suspect.”

Commissioner King’s Fire Investigations Unit assisted the Eatonton Police Department 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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