State Fire Marshals determine cotton gin fire as arson
OCILLA, GA (WALB) -
After checking out the damage this afternoon a State Fire Marshal's investigator confirms a fire in Ocilla Saturday was arson.
Vandals lit two cotton bales on fire, painted graffiti on walls, and ruined 30 other bales in a storage building at Osceola's Cotton Company. Ocilla Police estimate the damage at about $25,000.
Investigators are offering a reward, hoping that will lead to tips in the case.
"We're just asking anybody in the community that hears anything and knows anything if they would contact the Ocilla Police Department. Let us know...we're offering up to a 500 dollar reward that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved," Ashley Jones said.
You can call in tips to the Ocilla Police department at 229-468-7494.