3 firefighters with Hancock departments accused of setting fires

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BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi — Three volunteer firefighters in Hancock County have been arrested on allegations of arson.

Hancock County Sheriff's officials told WLOX TV (http://bit.ly/1yvvwqo ) on Friday that 27-year-old Marie Gill, of Gulfport, faces two counts of arson and one count each of conspiracy to commit arson and tampering with evidence.

Twenty-nine-year-old Korri-Don Jones, of Pearlington, and 39-year-old Leslie Cheramie, of Bay St. Louis, face charges of conspiracy to commit arson and accessory after the fact.

Authorities allege that the three started a marsh fire a week ago in Logtown in the Pearlington community and a marsh fire near the Clermont Harbor Pier in early December.

Gill had recently joined the Kiln Volunteer Fire Department. Jones and Cheramie were with the West Hancock department.


Information from: WLOX-TV, http://www.wlox.com

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