Three charged with arson of historic cabin - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Three charged with arson of historic cabin

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted three people in connection with the 2009 fire of a historic building in the Talladega National Forest near Anniston.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, in a statement Wednesday to FOX6 News, said Jody Kyle Maples, 21, of Lineville, Grover Shannon Newell, 20, of Anniston, and Jennifer Megan Brooks, 20, of Anniston, were indicted with one count of arson.  The three were charged with burning down the "Pink E. Burns Cabin" near the Rabbittown community.  Vance said Burns was a locally famous trapper, hunter and storyteller who lived in the cabin for many decades before his death in 1999 at age 81. The cabin site was a trail head for the Dugger Mountain Wilderness, as well as a connector to the Pinhoti Trail, which extends along the Appalachian Mountains from Alabama to Georgia.    

"Arson involving the property of the United States is a serious crime, especially when it involves a structure of such historic significance and irreplaceable cultural value to the community," Vance said in the statement. "Those who engage in such dangerous and wanton acts in the Northern District of Alabama should expect to be prosecuted."

Vance said the maximum sentence for arson is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Copyright 2010 WBRC. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • SECMD18: What's in store for Day 1

    SECMD18: What's in store for Day 1

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:01 AM EDT2018-07-16 14:01:53 GMT
    (Source: SEC on Twitter)(Source: SEC on Twitter)

    The 34th annual SEC Media Days begins Monday in Atlanta at the College Football Hall of Fame. There will be 14 SEC head coaches, as well as 42 players (three from each team) and more than 1,000 credentialed media in attendance.

    More >>

    The 34th annual SEC Media Days begins Monday in Atlanta at the College Football Hall of Fame. There will be 14 SEC head coaches, as well as 42 players (three from each team) and more than 1,000 credentialed media in attendance.

    More >>
  • Mickey: Another Heat Advisory with strong storms possible

    Mickey: Another Heat Advisory with strong storms possible

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:37 AM EDT2018-07-16 10:37:24 GMT
    (Source: WBRC weather)(Source: WBRC weather)
    (Source: WBRC weather)(Source: WBRC weather)

    We begin our Monday morning, July 16th with mostly cloudy skies and temps in the low to mid-70s. FIRST ALERT FOR POSSIBLE STRONG STORMS MONDAY/MONDAY NIGHT: We should have another period of very hot and humid weather, with a mixture of clouds and sunshine today. 

    More >>

    We begin our Monday morning, July 16th with mostly cloudy skies and temps in the low to mid-70s. FIRST ALERT FOR POSSIBLE STRONG STORMS MONDAY/MONDAY NIGHT: We should have another period of very hot and humid weather, with a mixture of clouds and sunshine today. 

    More >>
  • Breaking

    2 people shot in West Birmingham

    2 people shot in West Birmingham

    Monday, July 16 2018 5:04 AM EDT2018-07-16 09:04:17 GMT
    (Source: Greg Long/WBRC)(Source: Greg Long/WBRC)
    (Source: Greg Long/WBRC)(Source: Greg Long/WBRC)

    Police are investigating an overnight double shooting that injured two people in Birmingham's West End neighborhood.  

    More >>

    Police are investigating an overnight double shooting that injured two people in Birmingham's West End neighborhood.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly