Both the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the Arkansas State Police are investigating a house fire which occurred Sunday, Feb. 2, on County Road 36. One fatality was reported, but Sheriff Mike Loe said Monday that the victim’s name is not being released at this time pending positive identification.

Loe said the fire occurred around 3:30 p.m. and was a difficult blaze as “the wind was fueling it.” He said the Calhoun Volunteer Fire Department “did an excellent job” controlling the fire and extinguishing it.

As there was a fatality, Loe said the ASP was called in to investigate.

In other action:

•Janice Thomas, 54, of Springhill, La., was arrested for failure to appear-misdemeanor.

•Danny Kister, 33, of Sulphur, La., was arrested Feb. 4 for failure to appear-misdemeanor.

•Justian French, 22, of Emerson, was arrested Feb. 1 for indecent exposure.

•John W. Wiginton, 48, of Taylor, was arrested Feb. 1 on a Lafayette County warrant. He was transported to Lafayette County.

The Magnolia Police Department reports the following arrests:

•Antonio D. Jamerson, 27, of Jacksonville was arrested Feb. 3 on a failure to comply warrant.

•Ricky Beasley, 53, of Waldo, was arrested Feb. 1 for failure to appear.

•Christopher G. Anderson, 23, of Camden, was arrested Jan. 31 for failure to appear.

Published: 02/04/2014