A 45-year-old Barnesville man has been charged with arson in connection with a Jan. 24 fire that destroyed a home at 23 Brown St. in Barnesville. The apparently unoccupied home caught fire at about 4 a.m. There were no injuries. reported. 

Daraus Ahmad Myles of 407 Westchester Heights was charged Wednesday in Lamar County with one count of arson in connection with the fire, according to Capt. Al Moltrum of the Barnesville Police Department. Neighbors had seen Myles in the area, according to a tipster who contacted The Herald Gazette in the aftermath of the blaze.

Myles has had several charges in the area and is known by law enforcement personnel.
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