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WAYCROSS, GA (WALB) -

The Waycross Police Department says two arrests have been made in the arson that claimed the life of Lt. Jeff Little of the Waycross Fire Department.

Jacob Thompson and Ronnie Joseph Cranford, both of Waycross, are in custody.

The Waycross Police Department issued this release-

The task force investigating the case consisting of the State Fire Marshal's office, ATF, Detectives and Detective Staff with the Waycross Police Department and The Waycross Fire Marshal.

The team developed information which led to the arrest after receiving a tip from the Arson Hotline operated by the State Fire Marshal's office. The two suspects were interviewed by members of the task force and arrests were made after the interviews were concluded.

The suspects are 17 YOA W/M Zachery Jacob Thompson 1105 Carswell Ave, Waycross, Ga. and 23YOA W/M Ronnie Joseph Cranford 505 Folks Street, Waycross, Ga. We like the entire community were devastated by the senseless loss of Lt. Little and were hoping for a resolution in the case.

The assistance given by the State Fire Marshal's Office and the ATF was invaluable.

They really went beyond the norm to get this case solved offering and delivering all the special skills there agencies are famous for. Our Detective Section did a tremendous job and worked extremely well with the other agencies to get the case resolved.

The two suspects were transported to the Ware County Jail and booked in the County Jail on Murder and Arson charges.

 

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