Man charged with arson in mobile home fire

LAWRENCEVILLE - A man has been charged in connection with a mobile home fire that resulted in a total loss Saturday night.

Lt. Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department, said Miguel Castillo is charged with first-degree arson and


He is also charged with providing false information to police for giving false information to arson investigators, Rutledge said.

Investigators say Castillo entered his sister's single-wide mobile home without permission for the purpose of destroying the property, Rutledge said.

No one was home when Castillo allegedly started the fire, Rutledge said.

Rutledge also said Castillo was already in jail on separate charges when fire investigators served the warrants.

According to the initial report on Saturday, the call was dispatched to Pine Valley Circle at 7:03 p.m. after several 911 calls were received by neighbors.

Firefighters arrived on the scene and had the fire under control at

7:23 p.m., but they were unable to save the structure, Rutledge said.

No further information about the arrest was available at press time Tuesday night.

Tiff over girl leads to arrest

LAWRENCEVILLE - Two men were arrested Friday for a fight that began at the Sportsline Bar and Grill on Riverside Drive.

According to a police report, Steve Kenyon Cheek Jr., 30, of Lawrenceville, and Michael Wilson, 22, of Sugar Hill, told police they were fighting over Cheek's girlfriend, a waitress at the bar and grill.

Police believed both men had been drinking due to their slurred speech.

Police arrested both men. They were charged with disorderly conduct.

- From staff reports