Arson suspect sought in Jones County

Authorities in Jones County are searching for the suspect, or suspects, responsible for setting several fires around Moselle.

Fire Investigator Sgt. J.D. Carter said, “We have had three structure fires which have been deemed as arson. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these fires.”

Carter added, “These arson fires put the lives of numerous volunteer firefighters in danger and destroyed property. We will pursue all leads into these fires relentlessly until the culprit(s) are captured and charged.”

Tips may be reported to the Jones County Sheriff’s Department at 601-425-3147 or the State Fire Marshal’s Office at 1-888-648-0877