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Police: Man found hiding under sink after threatening arson
Found to be wanted on outstanding warrants
Randy Lamont Adams
Randy Lamont Adams

Police found a man hiding under a kitchen sink Friday after he allegedly poured lighter fluid in an apartment and threatened to set it on fire.

Statesboro police officers responded Friday evening to Blakewoods Apartments on East Olliff Street, where a woman told them Randy Lamont Adams, of R.L. Lee Road in Clito, threatened to burn her home down, said Statesboro police Capt. Jared Akins.

The victim said Adams, 38, who also is listed as living in Pembroke, "had threatened to burn her apartment down and then grabbed a container of lighter fluid," he said. Apparently at some point, Adams sprinkled the lighter fluid throughout the home, as police, allowed inside by the tenant, noticed a "strong smell of lighter fluid about the apartment."

The woman fled after Adams reportedly threatened to set the apartment on fire. Another witness also overheard Adams threaten to burn the apartment, Akins said. The victim called police and met them at the apartment, where she said Adams was still inside.

The woman let Advanced Patrol Officer Casey Tomlinson and Officer Ray Varasse inside, where they found Adams "hiding in a kitchen cabinet underneath the sink," Akins said. "When officers attempted to take him into custody, Adams resisted physically."

Once he was handcuffed, Adams was transported to the Bulloch County Jail, where officers learned he was wanted on three active warrants through the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, including public indecency, loitering and prowling. He was further charged by Statesboro police with obstruction and terroristic threats and acts. 

He remains in the Bulloch County Jail without bond, awaiting further court appearances, according to jail records.

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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