UPDATE: Person Arrested in Mitchell County Church Arson

UPDATE: Person Arrested in Mitchell County Church Arson
UPDATE: Person Arrested in Mitchell County Church Arson
Posted at 7:54 AM, Jan 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-31 19:14:11-05

UPDATE, 10:35PM 1/31/18 (WTXL): Mitchell County Sheriff's Office investigators make an arrest in an arson investigation.

Investigator Robert Rumble believes someone intentionally set a fire inside the Mount Zion Baptist Church on Pine Cliff Road early Tuesday morning.

He says they do have a person in custody, but officials will not release their name or say what charges have been filed.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Check back with for updates.


MITCHELL COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - A fire that severely damaged the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist church in Mitchell County has been ruled as arson.  

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced his ruling Wednesday morning in a news release and asked the public for information to find the responsible person(s).  

The fire happened just after 8 a.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported. 

The fire heavily damaged the interior of the 63-year-old church, located at 8572 Pinecliff Road in Camilla, Ga.

Several items were missing from the church, and investigators believe the fire was started in an attempt to cover up a burglary, Hudgens said.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Arson Hotline at 1-800-282-5804.

Rewards of up to $10,000 are given for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist. Calls are answered 24 hours a day; callers can choose to remain anonymous.

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