Law Enforcement Says Resident Admitted To Starting Fire In Argument
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
A Brownsville woman is facing a felony arson charge after she admitted to setting her own residence on fire, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's Office said that fire departments were dispatched to the scene of a structure fire at a mobile home at 4103 Brownsville Road, across from Wells Road around 12:30am on Wednesday, November 7th.
David Bush, one of the residents, advised dispatch that his wife had started the fire and flames were visible from inside the mobile home. According to the Sheriff's Office, his wife, Annie Jewell Bush (40) of Brownsville, was found on scene by first responders and the smell of alcohol was present.
The Sheriff's Office said that Bush admitted that she had set a mattress on fire inside the mobile home, as a result of a verbal argument with her husband.
Brownsville, Chalybeate, Rocky Hill, and Wingfield Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the structure fire and were able to extinguish the blaze; however, the mobile home still suffered severe damage.
Annie Bush (40), of Brownsville, was arrested and charged with Arson, second degree. She was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. If convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison. The Sheriff's Office said more charges are pending.
"We appreciate the effort shown by our local fire departments and first responders as always," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "This senseless crime could've been much worse if not for their great work. We're glad to be able to work well with these folks."
Assisting the Sheriff's Office were the Brownsville, Chalybeate, Rocky Hill, and Wingfield Volunteer Fire Departments, Edmonson EMS, District 2 Constable, and the Edmonson County Deputy Jailer.