First Lady Marty Kemp to Host Arson K-9 Badge Ceremony at Governor's Mansion

Next Thursday, September 2nd, First Lady Marty Kemp will host Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King and members of the State Fire Marshal’s Office for an arson K-9 badge pinning ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion.

Thomasville Fire Ruled Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Thomas County fire was intentionally set and has been ruled an act of Arson. The fire occurred on Millpond Road in Millpond Plantation at approximately 1:30 a.m. on July 26th. The 700-square-foot residence had no connected utilities and has been unoccupied for a significant amount of time. The structure suffered heavy damage from the fire.

One Person Killed in Mount Vernon Fire

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Ricky Bell, 57, was killed in a Montgomery County fire around 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11.

Woman Arrested in Connection with Griffin Fire

On August 8th, a member of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Fire Investigations Unit was requested by the Spalding Fire Department to assist in a fire investigation on Forest Wood Drive in Griffin. The fire occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m. and damaged a 49-year-old, 1474-square-foot residence. The occupant of the home, Ms. Angelina Littles, 28, was taken into custody as a result of the incident.

Man Arrested in Connection with Menlo Fire

On August 3rd, a member of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Fire Investigations Unit was requested by the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office to assist in a fire investigation on Riverhaven Lane in Menlo. The fire occurred at approximately 10:20 p.m. and completely destroyed the 43-year-old, 1630-square-foot home. Mr. Robert Swearinger, 37, was charged as a result of the incident.

Eatonton Fire Intentionally Set

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Putnam County fire was intentionally set and has been ruled an act of Arson. The fire occurred on Grand Avenue at approximately 3:19 A.M. on July 31st. The fire started in a vehicle in the front yard and spread to the residence, causing moderate damage to the 81-year-old, 1669-square foot structure.

Woman Arrested in Connection with Molena Fire

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that April Jordan, 43, was arrested for Arson in the 1st Degree. The arrest stemmed from a July 11th incident in which a fire was set on the right side of Ms. Jordan’s residence near the laundry room. 

Commissioner King Releases Statement on Jim Beck Conviction

Today, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King released the following statement in response to the conviction of former Commissioner Jim Beck:

Danielsville Fire Ruled Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Madison County fire has been ruled an act of Arson. The owner reported the fire to authorities on July 15th, and it is believed to have occurred while the property had previously been rented. The incident caused minimal damage to the 34-year-old, 1400-square-foot A-frame house.  

Man Arrested in Connection with Evans Fire

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that John Kelly Dickerson, 39, was arrested for Arson in the 1st Degree. The arrest stemmed from a July 6th incident in which a fire was set in the living room area of Mr. Dickerson’s residence. When first responders arrived, Mr. Dickerson was seen fleeing the residence and became a primary suspect in the investigation.