2nd Degree Arson

A Leesburg man is in custody in connection with a fire at a home on Cherokee County Road 7. Samuel Jones has been charged with 2nd Degree Arson. According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Johns had been in a verbal argument with family members. Shortly after that argument, someone called 9-1-1 and firefighters were sent to the home on County Road 7. Once firefighters put out the fire, they ruled it suspicious due to burn patterns they discovered. Investigators gathered evidence and tracked Johns to a home on Rocky Ford Road in Etowah County where he was arrested. He's being held in the Cherokee County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.


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