View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

ASK THE EXPERTS

Couple charged in alleged arson case

Third suspect sought

POSTED: March 6, 2013 4:00 a.m.
/

G. Raines

View Larger
View More »

A Dawson County couple has been arrested in connection with what authorities are calling a set fire to a home off War Hill Park Road.

James Henry Raines is charged with first-degree arson. He and wife Gloria Ann Raines, both of whom are 31, were taken into custody Feb. 28 in Dawsonville, according to jail records.

She is charged with making false statements and concealment of facts. Both also face probation violation charges.

State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said the couple was in the process of being evicted from the Diane Circle house they were renting when the home owned by June Young was torched on April 6.

"The fire ... caused heavy damage to the structure," Hudgens said in a release on Monday.

Spokesman Glenn Allen said the fire began "near a love seat inside a bedroom of the home. Only the interior of the home suffered damage."

An arrest warrant has also been issued for a third suspect in the case.

William P. Thurmond, 45, also of Dawson County, faces charges of first-degree arson, making false statements and concealment of facts, Allen said.

As of Tuesday, James Raines remained in Dawson County sheriff's custody. His bond was set at $30,000 following a first appearance hearing in Magistrate Court on Friday.

Gloria Raines was released Feb. 28 to the sheriff's office in Forsyth County, where she reportedly violated probation, after posting a $1,700 cash bond, according to jail records.

 

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Lumpkin Campmeeting this week
Corbi Hicks, left, and cous...
Humane Society boutique opens
Store volunteer Betsy Conno...
Goodwill opens
George Staska, right, senio...
Children learn flamenco dan...
Flamenco dancer Julie Bagge...
Parker commits to North Geo...
Dawson County High School b...
Intersection changes will b...
Robert Murphy, project mana...
Groundbreaking held for spl...
Rotarians Jim King with Eto...
Campmeeting next week
Families get together betwe...
Elliott visits Dawsonville
Isaiah Baker, 6, poses with...
 

AP VIDEO


Contents of this site are © Copyright 2014 Dawsonnews, Dawsonville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...