A minor has been arrested in connection with a fatal fire in Monroe County. According to state fire officials, the minor allegedly burned down the house he was living in, killing two people who were trapped inside.
The minor was arrested on two counts of Felony Murder, one count of Arson in the First Degree, and multiple counts of Theft by Taking.
The fire was called in at 3:30 a.m. Feb. 27. When the Monroe County Fire Department arrived on scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames. After the fire was extinguished, fire fighters found two bodies inside the structure and it was discovered that the fire originated in the living room.
Later that afternoon, authorities from the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office in western Kentucky contacted the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office with information regarding the case. Upon further Investigation, enough probable cause was obtained to bring charges against the juvenile.
“As you can see, this investigation had a lot of moving parts, all which happened very quickly,” said Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King. “On behalf of the agency, I would like to say thank you to the local law enforcement professionals that assisted with this case, both here in Georgia and in Kentucky.”