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Rankin County homeowner arrested for arson

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Larry Elliott (Source: Rankin S.O.) Larry Elliott (Source: Rankin S.O.)
RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Rankin County Sheriff's Department has charged 46-year-old Larry Elliott with arson in connection with an overnight fire at his home near Florence.

The 911 call came in at 4 a.m. reporting a residential fire at 144 Web Circle. Several fire departments, Rankin EOC, AMR and Rankin County Deputies responded. First responders found the house fully involved when they arrived.

Due to suspicious circumstances, the Sheriff's Department Arson Unit was called to investigate the fire scene. The arson investigator determined that some type to accelerant was used to start the fire and called for the Jackson Fire Department's Arson K-9 Unit. The K-9 confirmed their suspicions.

Based on the evidence at the scene and interviews with witnesses and the home owner, Elliott was arrested for arson. He'll have his initial appearance before Rankin County Judge Kent McDaniel later this week.

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