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Arson Arrest

On Friday, August 19, 2011, Blake LaBarron Ables, (20) of George County, was arrested at the George County Sheriff’s Department. He was charged with one count of 1st degree arson, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years and two counts of 3rd degree arson, which can carry a sentence of up to three years each. He was charged for the August 9, 2011 burning of a home and two vehicles at a residence on Jim Jam Road in the Benndale community. Ables was brought before Justice Court Judge M.L. Goff for an initial appearance on Monday, August 22, 2011 where he received a $25,000 commercial bond.

This investigation was a joint effort between the George County Sheriff’s Department, the State Fire Marshall’s Office and the Benndale VFD

Authorized for release by Sheriff John A. Keel

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