Two juveniles charged in connection with Diamondhead House Fire

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On January 17, 2020, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office charged two juveniles in connection with a house fire at Diamondhead Drive North in Diamondhead, which occurred on January 15th.

After a thorough investigation conducted by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, investigators were able to gather facts that led to the arrest of the two juveniles responsible for the fire. Not only were the juveniles charged through Hancock County Youth Court for felony malicious mischief for their involvement in setting the fire, they were also charged with one count each of burglary for stealing items from the house fire, two counts each for petite larceny for the theft of items from Diamondhead Inn and the Diamondhead Community Center, and multiple charges of misdemeanor malicious mischief for graffiti and other vandalism done throughout the City of Diamondhead.

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Because the offenders are juveniles, their names will not be released.