One Arrested for Pickens County Arson, Fraud

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Douglas Eaton, 54, was arrested on charges of 1st Degree Arson and Insurance Fraud. The fire occurred on Sunday, February 7, at 564 Cherokee Forest Park Drive in Ball Ground. The 1200-square-foot structure was approximately 26 years old.

Social Circle Fire Ruled Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a structure fire in Walton County was intentionally set and has been ruled incendiary in nature. The fire occurred at a vacant cotton mill located at 148 Cannon Drive in Social Circle around 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, April 4.

Four Charged in Folkston Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that three male juveniles have been arrested and charged with Arson and Burglary. A warrant has been issued for a fourth suspect, Dedrick Carter, 19, but he is currently evading arrest.

Grovetown Man Killed in Explosion

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that one person was killed in a Columbia County fire. The fire occurred at the Pilot Gas Station located at Jimmy Dyess Parkway in Grovetown around 2:57 a.m. on Monday, March 29. The fire completely engulfed a van in the parking lot.

Two Arrested in Floyd County Fraud

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Rodney Jerome Thornton and Andre Jones were charged with violating Laws and Regulations pertaining to the Proper and Safe Installation of Fire Suppression Equipment as prescribed by Title 25. The two individuals in question were paid to do work at a minority owned business located at 15 Everett Springs Road in Rome.

Friday Morning Storms Cause Severe Damage, One Fatality in Coweta County

In the early hours of Friday, March 26, severe storms, including at least one tornado, touched down in Newnan and parts of Coweta County, causing significant damage and leading to at least one fatality. Many were left without power as of Friday morning due to downed trees and power lines across the area.

Crisp County Fire Ruled Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Crisp County structure fire has been ruled an act of arson. The fire occurred at 1108 N Joe Wright Dr. in Cordele at 11:47 p.m. on Monday, March 8. The single-story, 828-square-foot structure was approximately 61 years old.

Snellville Woman Wanted for Fraud, Forgery

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Nikishia Young, 49, for two counts of Insurance Fraud, one count of Identity Fraud, and three counts of Forgery in the 1st Degree. Ms. Young is wanted in connection with a Gwinnett County case. 

Two Arrested in McRae-Helena Arson, Fraud

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Billy Walsh, 29, and Joshua Evans, 29, were charged with Arson in the 1st Degree and Insurance Fraud in connection with a Telfair County Fire that occurred at 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, March 14.

Minor Arrested in Connection with Two Thomasville Fires

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a minor was arrested on 1st Degree Arson charges in connection with two Thomas County fires set at a single residence. The respective fires occurred on January 29 and February 22 of this year. The single-story home is located at 106 Acorn Lane in Thomasville.