Johnny Guy Miller
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Cobb man accused of burning mother’s home

A Cobb County man is behind bars after getting mad at his mother and setting fire to her home, authorities said Friday. 

Johnny Guy Miller, 40, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly starting a fire inside the Knox Drive home near Marietta. 

According to Miller’s arrest warrant, he got upset after hearing his mother talk about him on the phone, locked himself inside his room and used a lighter to set his clothes on fire.

Miller told authorities he wanted to die and that he heard voices telling him he was already dead, according to the warrant. 

“Mr. Miller said that he wanted his mother to breathe the smoke that she would also die,” the warrant said. 

The man’s mother told authorities she wasn’t aware her home was on fire until Cobb firefighters showed up and coaxed her out of the burning house. She also said “that she did not give Mr. Miller permission to burn her residence or damage her property,” according to the warrant.

Miller is charged with two counts of first-degree arson and remains held at the county jail without bond, records show.

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