- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Three of the six former Hancock County firefighters have been indicted by a grand jury on arson charges after a string of suspicious fires in 2014 and early 2015.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1NUYowK) those indicted Tuesday included 28-year-old Crystal Lynn Mooneyhan, of Bay St. Louis; 26-year-old Michael Spencer Smith, of Bay St. Louis; and 28-year-old Marie Gill, of Gulfport, were members of the Clermont Harbor Volunteer Fire Department when the fires occurred.

Mooneyhan and Smith each face one count of arson of woods/marsh. Gill faces first-degree arson and evidence tampering, and five counts of arson of woods/marsh.

At the time of the arrests, Hancock County sheriff’s investigator A.J. Gambino said the firefighters were part of “some sort of fire club or fire cult.”

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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