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Fire Ruled Arson, Reward Offered


The Jones County Sheriff's Department and Mississippi State Fire Marshal's Office conducted an investigation into a suspicious structure fire at 24 Scoggins Drive in the Pendorf Community yesterday.

The investigation determined the cause of the fire to be Arson. JCSD Fire Investigator Sgt. J.D. Carter advises that a $5,000.00 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime of Arson is being offered by the State Fire Marshal's Office. The home sustained heavy damage in the blaze.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the JCSD at 601-425-3147 or Jones County Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP (7867).

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