Suspect Arrested for Burning House

Contact: John S. Robison, State Fire Marshal


Desmond Robinson of 52 South Keen Street in Clayton was arrested this morning for setting fire to the house where he lived with his wife.

Twenty-three year old Robinson has been charged with one count of Arson Second Degree following the fire and is currently being held in the Barbour County Jail. The fire followed a domestic argument between the suspect and his wife.

The fire is currently under investigation by the Clayton Police Department and the Alabama State Fire Marshals Office.