On April 22, around 9:04 p.m., the Payne Springs Volunteer Fire Department received a call about a structure fire located at 2114 Hickory Street in Payne Springs. The Eustace, Enchanted Oaks and Gun Barrel Volunteer Fire Departments were called to assist with the fire.
Around 11:16 a.m. Friday, March 30, two structure fires were reported on CR 2502 in the Payne Springs VFD coverage area. Six fire departments responded to find both structures fully involved. The Henderson County Fire Marshal’s Office was called to the scene due to the suspicious nature of the fires.
Henderson County Fire Marshal Shane Renberg and Assistant Fire Marshal Sherry Powers investigated both mobile home fires and determined the fires to be arson. On April 11, one of the arson suspects was identified and a warrant was issued for her arrest. On that same day Fire Marshal Renberg arrested Brenda Sue Ivey at a residence in the Indian Harbor Subdivision for Arson of a Habitation (1st degree felony).
A juvenile has been arrested on arson charges, according to the Henderson County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Henderson County Fire Marshal Shane Renberg, along with the Westside Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a structure fire located in the Wildwood Subdivision Wednesday, April 4. After an investigation, the cause of the fire was determined to be arson.
Monday, April 9, a juvenile believed to be responsible for the fire was arrested for the crime and transported to a juvenile facility. The name of the suspect cannot be released.
The charge of Arson of a habitation ( 2nd degree felony) will be filed with the Henderson County Attorney’s Office, which handles all juvenile cases.
Shortly after midnight Wednesday, a 42-year-old woman was arrested and charged with dealing a substantial amount of methamphetamine and illegally carrying a handgun, Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said this morning.
Hollie Jo Grimes of Jacksonville was stopped by Deputy Noah Hickson on Highway 155 near Frankston for a traffic violation.
She was acting suspiciously and gave the Deputy conducted a search of the vehicle.
Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse’s crackdown on game rooms continued Monday night when his team shut down a Seven Points game room, arresting two for organized crime and seizing machines and cash.
“We are making it crystal clear to these folks that these games rooms will not be tolerated in this County,” Hillhouse said.