Bryan County volunteer firefighter charged with arson

Published: Oct. 23, 2017 at 5:19 PM CDT
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The Bryan County Sheriffs Department said a Lakewood volunteer firefighter has been charged with two counts of arson in the third degree.

Deputies said he would burn pastures and then later respond to them as a firefighter.

"It's pretty clear he set these fires and waited," said Bryan County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Steve Nabors. "And was supposedly one of the heroes who would put it out."

Nabors said James Logan Gregg admitted to burning a pasture off Dogwood in Mead and another one on Cyprus Street back in March.

Both fires were within a mile of the Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department.

"He is, from what I understand now, a former firefighter for that district," said Nabors.

Nabors said Gregg has since been let go from the department.

The fire chief and assistant chief have not responded to requests for comment.

Gregg has not responded to requests for comment.

"We know why he was a fireman, he just said he liked that atmosphere,"

said Nabors.

Gregg's family said off camera they knew he was recently suspended, but didn't know why and were also unaware of his arson charges.

The family said he's been previously suspended from the fire department, but they did not know why.

Nabors said neither fire did much damage.

"We'll let the courts take this and handle it appropriately," said Nabors.

If convicted, Gregg could face up to 30 years behind bars and a $20,000 fine.

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