ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Lionel Twitty, 49, and Earnest Jackson Jr., 31, both of Brunswick, have been charged with insurance fraud and arson.

In September of 2021, Mr. Twitty filed a claim with Progressive Insurance, stating that his vehicle was stolen while attending a Brunswick High School football game. Our office launched an investigation after being notified by the insurance company of a suspicious claim.

“According to information from the Glynn County Board of Education, Mr. Twitty did not arrive to the game in the purportedly stolen vehicle,” said Commissioner King. “Upon further investigation, special agents determined that Mr. Twitty conspired with Mr. Jackson to have the vehicle moved to a remote area of Glynn County and set on fire in the hopes of obtaining an insurance payout.”

Warrants were taken out against the pair on September 6th in Glynn County. They both remain wanted at this time. Our office is working with the Glynn County Police Department and Board of Education on 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