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Tips sought in Jefferson arson case

POSTED: April 6, 2009 11:08 p.m.

State officials are still without a suspect in a nearly month old arson case in Jefferson.

On March 16, Jefferson fire officials responded to a fire at 52 Hamilton Drive in the Morgan Creek Subdivision.

Investigators with the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine were called in to investigate the fire that was originally ruled suspicious after racist graffiti was found at the scene.

Further investigation into the matter led officials to label the fire as arson.

Homeowner Patrick Forrest is not a suspect in the blaze.

Individuals who have information relating to the Hamilton Drive fire are encouraged to call the arson hot line, toll free at 800-282-5804. Individuals who call in tips may be eligible for up to a $10,000 reward, depending on the information that is offered.


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