August 23, 2023

No Bond Set for Pike County MS Man for Burning During Burn Ban

The Pike County MS Sheriff's Office reports that on Monday (August 21, 2023), deputies and firemen were dispatched to the 1000 block of Mandy Lane in reference to a brush fire. When deputies arrived, the fire was already burning most of Robert Michael Johns’ property and his neighbor’s fields. 

Johns had previously (within the last 12 months) been cited for burning while a burn ban was in effect. Johns was arrested for burning while under a burn ban and, upon seeing the Judge for arraignment, the charge was enhanced to Arson/Willfully or recklessly setting a fire to woods or fields. 

No bond has been set at this time.

***All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law***

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