A man seen breaking into homes in an Old Register Road mobile home park Friday also set one home on fire as Bulloch County Sheriff’s deputies made their way to the scene.
A witness called Bulloch County 911 around 11:30 a.m. Friday while she watched a man breaking into homes in Greenhaven Mobile Home Park, according to information overheard Friday as law enforcement communicated via radio.
The man was later identified as Kemual Ryan Spivey, 25, The Cove Apartments.
The witness gave a description of Spivey and the black car he was driving and told dispatchers the man had left one home and was trying to break into another. As she spoke with dispatchers, Bulloch County Sheriff’s deputies were en route to the scene.
When they arrived, they pursued Spivey into the woods behind the mobile home park.
“Deputies and investigators flooded the area, and noted a fire burning on the rear of the mobile home where the suspect had been spotted,” said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson. “The fire was extinguished and the search continued for the suspect.”
Spivey was shortly found hiding underneath one of the homes in the park, he said. He was taken into custody shortly before noon and transported to the Bulloch County Jail.
After investigators processed the scene and searched Spivey’s home, they discovered evidence leading to charges of first degree arson, criminal attempt to commit burglary, second degree criminal damage to property and obstruction, he said.
Spivey is being held without bond.
“Anyone with information on this case may contact Inv. Jared Akins at (912) 764-8888,” Anderson said. “I would like to commend the citizen who observed Spivey’s suspicious behavior and contacted law enforcement immediately.” Anderson said the witness provided an “excellent description” as well as other pertinent information.
“It is by citizens being observant that many of the most serious crimes are solved,” he said.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.