According to Appling County Sheriff Benny Deloach, a continuing investigation of a house fire on Jake Moody Road and East River Road, that occurred February 14, 2001, has led to the arrest of Bucky Shaun Bruce, age 37, of Baxley. Bruce was charged with arson. Deloach reported to The News-Banner that new information led to the arrest of Bruce.
During the booking process Bruce was also in possession of illegal drugs and was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug related objects and crossing guard lines with drugs. Investigation continues.