Reward Offered in Mississippi County Arson Case

October 25, 2011

A $7,000 reward is being offered for anyone who can provide details about who set a fire at 1 a.m. Sept. 12 that destroyed Rose Farm Custom Cycle in St. Martin, Miss.

The Mississippi Press reports the reward is a collaboration of $5,000 from the U.S. Justice Department’s Gulfport Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; $1,000 from the Mississippi Coast Crimes Stoppers; and $1,000 from the Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s office.

Those agencies, as well as the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, are jointly investigating the fire, which has been ruled arson.

Joel Lee, resident agent in charge at the bureau, said the person responsible could face state and federal charges.

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