Anson County Sheriff’s Deputies and the SBI have arrested a local state wildlife officer regarding the burning of his own house. Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen said that firefighters were called to a residence at 28 E. Smith St. in Ansonville sometime after 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 20. The house was fully engulfed in flames when the fire was reported and firefighters arrived. The house was a total loss. It was unoccupied at the time of the fire. The owner and family had recently moved to another residence.
On Monday, Aug. 2, investigators arrested the owner, Roger A. Davis Jr., 40. Davis was charged with: fraudulently burning a dwelling and insurance fraud. Both charges are felonies. He was also charged with filing a false police report and obstructing justice.
Davis was released on a written promise. A first appearance court date is set for Aug. 23.
Allen said that Davis had been a wildlife enforcement officer in the county for a number of years. He is currently on administrative leave.