Hiram Teen, Others To Face Arson Charges

Updated: We've added video from Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller's press conference from Tuesday.

A Hiram teen is slated to be arrested and charged in connection with the May 12 burning of the General Western Cotton Mill in Douglasville.

Phil Miller in a press conference Tuesday said 18-year-old Terry Carringer of Hiram will faces charges of arson, interference with government property, criminal damage to property and burglary upon his arrest, which is expected to occur later today or Wednesday. Another individual, 20-year-old Christopher Roberts of Douglasville, is expected to be arrested in the same time frame to face the same charges.

Two teens have already been arrested in connection with the cotton mill’s burning—17-year-old Jeromie Hand of Douglasville and 18-year-old Adrian Bond of Shelbyville, Tenn.

Douglasville Patch will have complete coverage of Sheriff Phil Miller’s press conference later today. Learn more about the current and impending arrests in this case and read past stories about the cotton mill and the fire that destroyed it .


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