Georgia deputy’s home set on fire by alleged arsonist — twice this week

These are photos of the person of interest identified by the Jones County Sheriff's Office.

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These are photos of the person of interest identified by the Jones County Sheriff's Office.

For the second time this week, the home of a Jones County deputy and his wife, an investigator with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, was set on fire by an arsonist, authorities said.

The home, located near Gray in Middle Georgia, was set on fire around 6 a.m. Friday, the Jones County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post.

A passing motorist saw the fire, stopped at the home and beat on the door to wake up the couple, the post said. No one was injured, and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Investigators have identified a person of interest who was photographed at the Walmart on Gray Highway between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, the post said. The man has brown hair, tattoos on his left forearm and right wrist and rides a motorcycle, the post said.

A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the man’s arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the Jones County Sheriff’s Office at 478-986-3489.

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