An arrest has been made in connection with a fire that occurred Sunday morning at 11:35 a.m. on County Road 1100 in Brashear. Arrested on a charge of arson of a habitation was 47-year old Tammy Worley McCarter of Brashear, who lived at the location. Worley was arrested on a warrant Wednesday afternoon at 2:41 p.m. near her home on CR 1100. Justice of the Peace B. J. Teer set her bond at $20,000.
County Fire Chief Kevin Yates stated “Hopkins County Fire Department is pleased to announce that the newly reformed Hopkins County Fire Department Fire Marshals Division has made its first arrest since officially going back in to full time operation on October 1st of this year. The arrest follows 3 days of intense investigation following a structure fire on Sunday November 1st. Fire Marshal: Mike Mathews, along with Deputy Marshals: Josh McCord and Cody Walters did an outstanding job on this case and affected an arrest of a suspect within 72 hours of beginning the investigation! We here at Hopkins County could not be prouder of our Fire Marshals Division that is a product of joint resourcing between the Hopkins County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office.”