|By Sherry Matthews, The Sampson Independent, Clinton, N.C.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The arrest, said Sheriff's Capt.
The three agencies came together and formed a special task force after the report of several suspected arson cases were identified in the county, specifically the northeastern area of Sampson.
Pope said Fire Marshal
In that case, Horne claimed his 2006 Ford Fusion had caught fire.
"The fact that Horne had filed an insurance claim on the vehicle in addition to the suspicious nature of the fire was enough to warrant further investigation for potential insurance fraud," Pope noted in a prepare release issued Monday.
Investigators from the
While Horne has been arrested for the 2009 case, the other suspicious fires in northwestern Sampson remain open.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the
Horned was jailed last week under a
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