Stephens County Man Arrested for Arson

The Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Shane William Ruiz, 22, has been arrested in conjunction with an incendiary fire that occurred on Sunday, September 6, at 1356 Skyline Drive in Toccoa. 

Murray County Hit and Run Kills Two, Ruled Arson

The Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a vehicle fire in Murray County has been ruled an act of arson. The fire occurred after a hit and run killed two people on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Madison County Vehicle Fire Ruled Arson

The Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that state investigators have ruled that a Madison County vehicle fire was intentionally set. The white 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 was stolen from Athens before being found in the parking lot of a closed business in Hull.

Commissioner King Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King released a statement today regarding his appointment by Governor Brian Kemp to lead the COVID-19 vaccine distribution task force. 

Florida Man Charged with Insurance Fraud, Theft by Deception

On August 25, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Criminal Investigations Division took out warrants on Gregory William Geczi, 29, of Naples, Florida, for 1 Count of Insurance Fraud and 1 Count of Theft by Deception. 

Commissioner King Encourages Disaster Preparedness in the Wake of Hurricane Laura

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King released a statement today in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, the first major hurricane to impact the southeastern United States in 2020. 

Gordon County Man Charged with Arson

On August 24, fire investigators with the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King issued a warrant charging Joshua R. Hazelwood, 42, of Rydal, with Arson in the 1st Degree. He was already in the custody of the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office on other charges. 

Macon County Fire Ruled Arson

Fire investigators with the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Macon County fire was intentionally set.

Elbert County Fire Ruled Arson

Fire investigators with the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King have determined that a residential structure fire that occurred shortly before 6:30 P.M. on the evening of August 20 at 1642 Old Farm Drive in Elberton was intentionally set.

Crawford County Fatal Fire Under Investigation

Early on the morning of August 19, the Crawford County Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 4574 East Houze Road in Fort Valley