Convicted serial arsonist Travis Ball, suspected of setting multiple arson fires in Lamar and surrounding counties, was convicted of mailing hoax anthax threats from state prison to the State Bar of Georgia, Church of Latter Day Saints and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in April, 2016.


He is also the prime suspect in mailing a hoax anthrax threat to The Barnesville Herald Gazette.

Ball was convicted of three arsons in Upson County and was housed in Coffee State Prison when he mailed the hoax letters.

Ball had admitt4ed the mailings and pleaded guilty in federal court March 7 and was sentenced to two years in prison and three years federally-supervised probation on top of his current term.

Investigators said that Ball mailed the letters using the return address of Upson County sheriff Dan Kilgore.