On Saturday the Strawberry Fire Department was paged to a wild land fire near the Sharp County line off Hwy 230. As firefighters arrived they discovered that a structure and several campers were on fire. Firefighters were approached by a subject while on scene who admitted to starting the fire and at on point brandishing a weapon.

Firefighters from the Strawberry Fire Department soon requested a deputy to respond to the scene after the subject continued to act suspicious. Deputies from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas State Police responded to the scene and arrested Kirk Jacobs of Strawberry. Jacobs was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief and during a bond hearing, bond was set at $75,000 cash during a probable cause hearing.

Kirk Jacobs is a registered sex offender convicted in 2006 in Texas and served 10 years active probation for his offenses. Jacobs was convicted for Sexual Assault On A Child. Jacobs is currently being held in the Lawrence County Jail.

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