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.

Mountain City Fire Ruled Arson

On May 24, a member of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Fire Investigation Unit was requested to assist in a Rabun County fire on Electric Ave. The fire occurred just before 5:00 p.m. and caused minor damage to the 80-year-old, 1000-square-foot residence that was in the process of being renovated. This fire has been ruled Arson.

Cordele Woman Killed in Accidental Fire

On May 24, Arson Investigators with the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King were called to a residential fire fatality on Highway 280 in Crisp County. The fire occurred at approximately 6:03 a.m., and the home was fully engulfed in flames when units arrived. The single-story wood structure was occupied by Willis White, 65, Sherry Duncan, 56, and Lamar Forehand, 57.

Eastman Restaurant Firebombed

On Saturday, May 22nd, agents with the Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office were called to a reported firebombing at a Captain D’s restaurant in Dodge County. 911 operators had received a call at 12:01 a.m. regarding a fire that had damaged portions of the back wall, roof, and telephone lines at the restaurant located at 6006 Oak Street.

Telfair County Man Arrested for Arson, Burglary

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Michael Bartholomew Brown, 19, was arrested on charges of Burglary and 1st Degree Arson. The incident occurred around 5:12 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18th. The 1000-square-foot mobile home, located on Ashford Drive in McRae-Helena, was totally destroyed.  

Riverdale Woman Wanted for Fraud, Forgery

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that warrants have been issued for the arrest of Shontae Barber, 40, for one count of Insurance Fraud and one count of Forgery in the 1st Degree. Ms. Barber is wanted in connection with a Clayton County case.

Sugar Valley Woman Wanted for Fraud, Forgery

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that warrants have been issued for the arrest of Melissa Glass, 46, for one count of Insurance Fraud and one count of Forgery in the 1st Degree. Ms. Glass is wanted in connection with a Polk County case.