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Firefighter Charged With Setting Fires

Seven Arson Cases Cleared

Contact: John S. Robison, State Fire Marshal

(334) 241-4166


Following several weeks of continuous investigation, a volunteer fireman has been charged with setting seven fires in Malvern.

The fireman was taken into custody Monday evening after confessing to investigators from the State Fire Marshals Office that he set two woods fires and five vacant structure fires in Malvern between March 15th and April 2nd of this year.

The suspect, Chad Milo Denney, Jr., age twenty-four, of 2605 Scott Road has lived in Malvern approximately a month and a half and has been a fireman with the Malvern Volunteer Fire Department for approximately one month. The suspect was charged this afternoon with five counts of arson second degree and two counts of woodlands arson.

The investigation was a cooperative effort of the Malvern Volunteer Fire Department, the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office, the Slocomb Police Department and the State Fire Marshals Office. Through the course of the investigation, the dispatchers with the Slocomb Police Department provided invaluable assistance to the investigators.