Published: June 8, 2021


EARLY THIS MONTH, INVESTIGATORS WITH THE LAWRENCE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WERE DISPATCHED TO A REPORTED STRUCTURE FIRE WITH POSSIBLE VICTIMS STILL NOT ACCOUNTED FOR. THE INCIDENT OCCURRED ON JUNE 1ST AT 21 DURHAM CIRCLE AND UPON ARRIVAL A BACK TRAILER WAS A TOTAL LOSS AND A FRONT TRAILER HAD DAMAGE FROM AN APPARENT ATTEMPT AT ARSON. THE INVESTIGATION LED TO THE ARREST OF 27 YEAR OLD MATTHEW BLAIR WHO BOOKED INTO THE LAWRENCE COUNTY JAIL ON MONDAY AND FACES ARSON CHARGES ALONG WITH SETTING FIRE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY.