Georgia man receives arson tip reward for October '09 fatal fire
A middle Georgia man receives a $3,000 reward for his tip that led to an arson arrest.
Juandrigus Williams was presented a check Monday from GA Arson Control, Inc. The arrest stems from an October 2009 incident when a mother set fire to her car to collect insurance money.
The mother later died at a hospital but the daughter was arrested for her role in the arson. Williams recalls how he tried to save the woman on that day.
"I immediately stopped, pulled to the side of the road and took my shirt off. She had fell down to the ground and I started patting her down," said Williams.
Williams' statement after the fire led investigators to pursue arson charges. He says he plans to use the money to finish Christmas shopping.
GA Arson Control, Inc. was started in 1979 and has since given out over $7 million in reward money.