Coffee County Business Fire Intentionally Set

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a fire that occurred at the offices of Shann Peanut Company on Bowens Mill Road in Ambrose was intentionally set. 

Two Richmond County Individuals Wanted for Fraud, Forgery, Exploitation of a Disabled Adult

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that warrants had been taken out against John Willie Evans, of Augusta, and Sophia Mae Knight, of Hephzibah, for their role in a scheme to defraud a disabled individual and two insurance companies out of life insurance funds.

McDonough Woman Wanted for Fraud, Forgery

ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that warrants have been issued for the arrest of Christina Hutchins, 32, for one count of Insurance Fraud and one count of Forgery in the 1st Degree. Ms. Hutchins is wanted in connection with a Henry County case.

Commissioner King Takes Action Against Nevada-Based Company

Last week, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King issued a Cease and Desist Order against TRPN DirectPay, Inc., a Nevada-based company that is alleged to have been unlawfully acting as an unlicensed Third Party Administrator in Georgia.

Crawfordville Camper Fire Causes Fatality

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King Fire announced today that a camper fire in Taliaferro County claimed the life of one individual. The fire occurred on June 5 at approximately 9 a.m. on Saggus Road in Crawfordville and is believed to be accidental in nature.

Habersham Man Arrested for Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Shawn Harkness, 44, was arrested on charges of 1st Degree Arson. Mr. Harkness was wanted in connection with a fire that occurred on Monday, May 31, at the Days Inn located on Level Grove Road.

Emanuel County Woman Killed in Accidental Fire

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King today announced that Dorothy I. Williams, 73, of Twin City, was killed in an accidental fire on June 1st.

Habersham Man Wanted for Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Shawn Harkness, 44, is wanted on charges of 1st Degree Arson relating to a Cornelia fire. The instance occurred at approximately 4:47 p.m. on Monday, May 31, at the Days Inn located on Level Grove Road. Upon investigation, an agent with the State Fire Marshal’s office determined that the fire originated in the facility’s storage room and was caused by a human act.

Greensboro Fire Intentionally Set

On May 27, a member of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Fire Investigation Unit was requested by the Greensboro Police Department to assist in a Greene County fire on North East Street. The fire occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. and caused severe damage to the 81-year-old, 992-square-foot vacant residence. This fire is classified as incendiary in nature.   

Commissioner King: Take Steps to Prepare for Hurricane Season

With the 2021 Hurricane Season officially beginning on June 1, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King is reminding all Georgians that now is the time to revisit your homeowners, renters, or business insurance policies to ensure you have sufficient coverage for potential damages from future storms.