Adams County Sheriff’s Office makes arson arrest

Published 12:40 am Sunday, October 15, 2017


NATCHEZ — Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputies made an arrest Friday in connection with an alleged arson occurring last week on East Oak Street.

D’Andre Ramone Thomas, 24, 96 E. Oak St., was charged with arson of a dwelling.

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Adams County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Maj. Jerry Brown said Saturday Thomas lived on and off at 96 E. Oak St., which was burned, with his girlfriend.

Brown said the two house fires that occurred on Tuesday reportedly stem from a domestic dispute. Brown said Thomas had allegedly threatened to burn the 96 E. Oak St. house down.

Brown said an accelerant was used, but investigators would not know what type until the lab report was returned.

Thomas reportedly intended to burn down 96 E. Oak St., but the fire spread to a neighboring house, which also burned, Brown said.

Thomas was reportedly found and arrested at his mother’s residence.

Natchez firefighters were called to the scene of a fully engulfed house fire at approximately 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at 96 Oak St. The blaze caught an adjacent house on fire as crews worked the scene.

Brown said no one was hurt in either house fire. The house at 96 Oak St. was unoccupied, he said. Brown said he did not know if anyone was at the second residence when the fire was started.

Thomas was in jail Saturday, held on a $100,000 bond.