ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Joey Chancey Jr., 20, of Blackshear, has been charged with six counts of arson.

In late November, investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office were requested to respond to a fire on Moore Street in Blackshear. While on scene, the Pierce County Fire Chief notified investigators that at least four car fires occurred on the property in previous weeks.

“On December 12th, our investigators were requested to the same property on Moore Street following a total loss of the residential structure due to fire,” said Commissioner King. “Upon interview, Mr. Chancey verbally admitted to investigators that he started all of the fires on the property in recent weeks.”

Mr. Chancey is being charged with two counts of Arson in the 1st Degree and four counts of Arson in the 2nd Degree. Our Office assisted the Pierce County Fire Department with this case.


The mission of the Office Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire 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.


Ethan Stiles