Tri-City Ledger -

By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Cook arrested for arson

Attorney's son charged with burning office on Father's Day


June 28, 2018

Joe Thomas

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Brewton attorney Jonathan Neal Cook has now been charged with arson II for allegedly starting the fire that severely damaged his father's law office in downtown Brewton on Father's Day.

Cook, 54, 705 Garrett St., was also charged with attempted arson I after being accused of trying to burn down his parents' home on Garrett Street the day after the fire damaged Billy Earl Cook's law office located on the downtown boardwalk on St. Joseph Avenue.

Jonathan Cook was issued arrest warrants for the arson II charge last Thursday while sitting in the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.


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