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 Sheriffâ€™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.
For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office visit www.lawrencecountysheriffsoffice.com .