Arson Investigation and Arrests


According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, on November 15, 2010, at approximately 1:40 am firefighters from Leesburg, Sand Rock, and Centre Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire located at 2130 Keener Drive in Leesburg. Cherokee County Fire/Arson Investigator Shawn Rogers was requested to respond to the scene by the Leesburg Fire Chief. Firefighters quickly brought the burning structure under control and extinguished the fire. Investigator Rogers, along with fire chiefs from Leesburg, Sand Rock, and Centre, began examining the structure to determine the cause and origin of the fire. Investigators determined the fire was started in or around the electrical panel and was the result of arson. The Alabama State Fire Marshal