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Johnston County investigating another arson

Posted November 29, 2010
Updated December 18, 2010

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— Johnston County firefighters were called to a blaze at an abandoned house on Stevens Sausage Road in the Brogden community Monday around 1 a.m.

A neighbor called 911 after his dog saw the flames and started barking. 

Across the county line in Wayne, a vacant home on Sealah Church Road between Grantham and Four Oaks caught fire about five hours later. Wayne County investigators are talking to Johnston County to see if there is a connection.

County and local authorities in Johnston County are working together to try and find a possible link among more than 35 fires set in Smithfield, Clayton and throughout the southern part of the county over the past year.

Suspicious fires in Johnston County

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  • notagain1903 Nov 29, 2010

    I've med some feds that aren't that quick on their toes so to speak, leo-nc

    WHAT??
    WHAT???

  • dwr1964 Nov 29, 2010

    LEO NC....Thank you. What you said was absolutely dead on. Folks are so used to getting satisfaction in 1 hour, when something takes longer, or there is a problem, they don't understand at all. I have investigated hundreds of crimes. It takes time, sometimes it takes lots of time. They will figure it out.

  • senor wuf Nov 29, 2010

    "Check out the kids that live in some of these horty-torty neighborhoods. Their parents let them run all over the place all day with no supervision!"

    one bad apple spoils the bunch...

  • leo-nc Nov 29, 2010

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    Thats why our local yocals are so far over their heads. They needs some agencies with "SMARTS" to come in and find the person!! The way they are doing it now sure isn't cutting it!!"---

    Well get out there and solve it for them then, Friday.

  • leo-nc Nov 29, 2010

    "If it's a lack of resources within the County, there are outside agencies to help with this sort of thing."---

    Outside agencies have been involved for quite some time.

  • leo-nc Nov 29, 2010

    "So what is it going to take to get some real investigation on these fires?? maybe 100 or 150???? I guess until someone is actually hurt they will just let it go??? This sounds like we need some federal guys on this, our local yocals don't seem to have a clue!!"---

    Well then you figure it out Genius. I've med some feds that aren't that quick on their toes so to speak, but that has nothing to do with this case. This isn't CSI, where everything is solved in an hour. But if you can do better, get out there, stud.

  • Hater like Darth Vader Nov 29, 2010

    How do they all resemble each other? Was it the smoke? Or maybe they are all using matches! This is just a made up criminal, little pre teen boys almost always start these kinds of fires by accident.

  • jenniferw1974 Nov 29, 2010

    This person is mostly burning down run down homes. This isn't a case of an individual doing this for money or actually to hurt anyone. This seems to be a thrill for them or either he or she is tired of seeing run down abandoned homes sitting through out the county...who knows. I feel that law enforcement officers are doing all they can, but if all you have to go on is basically nothing then what are the Feds going to do? Nothing.....are you going to set up video cameras all over town? LOL, I don't think so...

  • ajfuddermukker Nov 29, 2010

    Yet another good reason for a curfew for those under 18 years of age. If they were not out after a certain time, they could be eliminated as suspects

  • notagain1903 Nov 29, 2010

    your comments are correct. Arsonists are difficult to catch! notagain1903 and andy2 are Monday morning quartebacks, they should put themselves in the law enforcement and fire marshal's place and think about it
    OCVFF

    Thats why our local yocals are so far over their heads. They needs some agencies with "SMARTS" to come in and find the person!! The way they are doing it now sure isn't cutting it!!

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