18 year old, 2 juveniles face arson charges
Published 3:50 pm Monday, April 10, 2023
An 18-year-old has been arrested and two minors petitioned for arson in a fire reported at the old Cooleemee mill on Sunday, March 26.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. a caller to Davie Communications reported observing smoke and a fire in the area behind the mill located at 314 Main St. Numerous fire departments responded, including the Davie County Fire Marshal’s Office, Davie EMS, Davie County Rescue Squad, and the Davie County Sheriff’s Office.
On Monday, March 27, sheriff’s detectives. investigators from the Davie Fire Marshal’s Office were joined by arson agents from the SBI at the scene. It was determined the fire was a man-made set fire and required an arson investigation to be conducted, reported Davie Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Brian Jacobs.
Arturo Junior Lazcano Gomez, 18, of Michaels Road, Mocksville was charged with felony burning of certain buildings, felony breaking and entering and trespassing. Gomez was taken into custody in lieu of a $20,000 and has a court date of Thursday, May 4.
Two male juveniles were charged on a juvenile petition for felony burning of certain buildings, felony breaking and entering and trespassing. Due to the juveniles’ age, their names are being withheld.
The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office criminal investigation division at 336-751-6238 or email@example.com. Tips may also be left at https://davie-so-nc.zuercherportal.com/#/submit_tip.