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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Stokes woman charged in fire at Dollar General

PILOT MOUNTAIN (Winston-Salem Journal) - Agents with the State Bureau of Investigation arrested a Stokes County woman Monday night in connection with a fire at the Dollar General store in Pilot Mountain this month.

Tresa Dawn Jones of King has been charged with the burning of an uninhabited building. She was being held yesterday in the Surry County Jail, with bond set at $10,000.

The fire started about 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and gutted the inside of the store. Five fire departments responded.

The SBI was assisted by the Pilot Mountain Police Department and the Surry County Sheriff's Office.


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