Dale & Geneva District Attorney, Kirk Adams posts a reward leading to info on a recent rash of arson cases

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GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) — Dale and Geneva County District Attorney, Kirk Adams is offering a reward leading to the arrest of arson or arsonists.

Within the last two months, there have been seven intentionally set fires in one Geneva neighborhood.

Last week, there were two separate structure fires that sit across the street from each other.

Since April, there have been seven blazes during all hours of the day and night. Fortunately,
all but one structure was occupied. Authorities say the arsons are all related.

The Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting Geneva police in looking for the suspect. The arson cases have primarily been in one neighborhood bordered by North Powell Street and West Register Avenue.

“Well it looks like an increase or an escalation that the abandoned structures didn’t excite him as it did,” Geneva Police Captain, Michael McDuffie said. “It’s becoming more dangerous, we just hope they don’t do it when they think someone is not at home, but they are at home and someone gets hurt or killed.”

Investigators say there are some leads, but no arrests have been made yet. Geneva and Dale County District Attorney, Kirk Adams has put up a $1,000 reward leading to information on who is responsible.

“We have contacted our District Attorney Kirk Adams, who has offered a $1,000 reward for good information leading to the arrest of the subject or subjects doing this,” Captain McDuffie said. “If they have any good information please contact us at the police station.”

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