Tyrone resident charged in arson

Mon, 08/13/2007 - 8:57am
By: Ben Nelms

A Tyrone man and a Chattahoochee Hill Country juvenile have been charged in the July 14 arson fire in Fairburn that destroyed a home and took the life of the family’s dog.

Seventeen year-old Josh Dutton and a 15 year-old male, of Chatt Hills, were charged with second-degree arson, cruelty to animals and criminal damage to property in the incident, said Fairburn Fire Chief Jody Weller.

Weller said the fire at 304 W. Broad Street occurred in the early morning hours July 14 when no one was at home. Initial reports stated that fireworks had been thrown from a vehicle at several homes in the area.

Fireworks thrown on the porch of the Broad Street residence caught the house on fire, resulting in a total loss of the structure, Weller said. Inside the residence firefighters found the family’s dog that had perished.

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