ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Randy Holt, 58, is being charged with 2nd Degree Criminal Damage to Property and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in connection with a Jefferson County Fire. The instance occurred on Sunday, September 5th, at approximately 1:11 a.m. and destroyed the 1,568 square-foot mobile home.  

“The suspect owned the mobile home and was found nearby soon after first responders extinguished the fire,” said Commissioner King. “After investigators examined the scene, talked with witnesses, and worked with local law enforcement, Mr. Holt was charged and taken into custody.”

Commissioner King’s Fire Investigations Unit assisted the Avera Volunteer Fire Department, Stapleton Volunteer Fire Department, Wrens Fire Department, Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wrens Police Department with this investigation. The suspect was taken to the Jefferson County Jail before being released on bond.


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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