Jul 29, 2014

4 Face Arson Charges In Mill Fire

See Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller's Press Conference in its entirety.

4 Face Arson Charges In Mill Fire

Jeromie Hand, 17 of Douglasville, and Adrian Bond, 18 of Shelbyville, TN, have been arrested and charged with arson and several other charges in connection with the burning of the General Western Cotton Mill on May 12, Phil Miller said in a press conference this afternoon.

Terry Carringer, 18 of Hiram, and Christopher Roberts, 20 of Douglasville, will face the same charges, including interference with government property, criminal damage to property and burglary, as soon as they are arrested, either this afternoon or Wednesday morning, according to Miller.

A lead sent to Chief Chris Womack via Facebook was a main focal point of the investigation.

The four kids, described as goth, were using aerosol cans to get high in the building and lit several fires which lead to the eventual destruction of the mill.

The purchased the mill on Sept. 6, 2011, on the Douglas County Courthouse stairs, for $29,000. Miller said the kids may have been doing the City a favor, financially, because the building would have been expensive to tear down.

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