Investigators are considering whether to contact the state fire marshal’s office about a suspicious fire at a mobile home on Evangelical Church Road last week.
According to the incident report, Deputy Jason Luke met with Shiloh VFD personnel at the home of Tamara Zelley. Luke observed that the ground was charred and burned along the entire end of the mobile home, as well as another burnt charred area along the rear. The fire personnel pointed to a plastic flowerpot hanging along side the porch, which was melted – directly below this was the fire’s suspected point of origin. Zelley said she had been home all day and did not know how the fire started.
In another incident, Deputy Joshua Fowler was dispatched to Macedonia Holiness Church last Sunday when several members reported vandalism at the church.
The deputy found that a gray, hard substance had been put in all keyholes to the outer doors of the church.
The two members at the scene advised the deputy that the former pastor had been voted out of the church on July 23.
The members reported that a group had “caused a commotion” at that time and that over the next several days, members of the church had received a letter from unknown persons. A copy of the letter was obtained by the deputy, who placed the letter into evidence.