THOMAS COUNTY, GA (WALB) –A month-long arson investigation in Thomas County leads to the arrest of a man first considered the victim.
Thomas County Sheriff's investigators arrested 63-year old Elzie Staten.
Staten's barn burned in June, then a few weeks later his van caught fire. Then Staten told investigators that his truck was shot up.
The shell casings around the truck matched a gun in Staten's house.
Staten is charged with arson. Investigators believe he was trying to collect insurance money.
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