Habersham man arrested for vehicle fire

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PRESS RELEASE – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that John McConnell, 51, of Alto, was arrested on March 10th in connection with a vehicle fire in Habersham County.

“At approximately 5:12 p.m. that day, Habersham County 911 received a report of a vehicle fire at the intersection of Crane Mill Road and Cedar Creek Drive,” said Commissioner King. “Upon extinguishment, investigators determined the driver, Mr. McConnell, placed a cloth item into the fuel spout and ignited it with the intention of destroying the vehicle.”

Mr. McConnell is charged with 2nd Degree Arson and Driving Under the Influence. Our office worked with the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Services on this case.


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