Bond Denied to 3 Arson Suspects

Chief Magistrate Judge Susan Camp denied bond to three of the four men accused of being involved with the General Western Cotton Mill fire on May 12.

Chief Magistrate Judge Susan Camp denied bond to three of the four men accused of being involved with the General Western Cotton Mill fire on May 12, according to wsbtv.com.

According to the report, bond has been denied to the three men charged with arson: Jeromie Hand, 17, of Douglasville, Terry Carringer 18 of Hiram and Adrian Bond, 18 of Shelbyville, TN. Christopher Roberts, 20 of Douglasville, was charged with the lesser crime of criminal damage to property. He was granted $3,500 bond and ordered to go to substance abuse counseling.

A lead sent to Chief Chris Womack via Facebook was a main focal point of the investigation.

The four kids, described as goth, were using aerosol cans to get high in the building and lit several fires which lead to the eventual destruction of the mill.

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Julie Camp June 02, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Lisa, don't forget, the funds to tear down the building would have to be found (collected) too. That would take some time. It's not cheap to tear down a building that size. Some parties had looked into purchasing the property years ago and it was in the millions to properly dispose of the materials.
Pete Rattigan June 02, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Douglasville is a City not a county the county you live in is Douglas! I normally would not care about the confusion but when throwing around blame or accusations you should know who you are talking about.And it is not just you others have made the same mistake.
Bruce June 02, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Ms. Camp, ordiniary people, property owners have to pay to keep up their properties. In addition, we must pay taxes, part of which goes for maintenance of government properties. I suggest anyone who can find the time go to code enforcement court. Listen to the fines that are levied on citizens if the city or county doesn't like the way our properties are maintained. Would it not be better, that instead of being hit with fines, imprisonment and seizure of personal property, that people were allowed to use that money to maintain their own properties? I suggest this: Government officials can go with half pay for a while and cut their insurance and retirement benefits until government properties have been brought up to code.
Bruce June 02, 2012 at 08:31 PM
You know, this is simple. All I'm saying is that there are two sets of law. There is one set of law for government officials and another set of laws for us, the ordinary people.
Bruce June 02, 2012 at 08:57 PM
If the Douglasville did not have clear title, so much the better. Then code enforcement could throw the book at the owners, because somebody owns the property. The owners can be held responsible in a court of law. Period.


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