21-year-old arrested after allegedly setting Brandon house on fire, attacking firefighter

Published: Dec. 9, 2021 at 9:53 PM CST
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RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - Rankin County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the Lanford and Reservoir Fire Departments, are battling a house fire on Dominion Parkway off Highway 472 in Brandon.

Paul Holley with the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office says a suspect has been arrested and charged with arson and attacking a firefighter.

The suspect is believed to be a 21-year-old resident of the home. He is being treated for mild burns.

The suspect was later identified as Theron Ellison Morris Jr. He faces charges of assault and arson.

The firefighter is not injured.

Initial reports are that the fire started in the garage.

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