AJC: State investigators arrested three people Friday in connection with a fire that caused the collapse of a heavily traveled section of I-85.
Jay Florence, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Insurance, which includes the fire marshal’s office, identified the three as: Basil Eleby, charged with criminal damage to property; Sophia Bruner, charged with criminal trespass; and Barry Thomas, charged with criminal trespass.
“We believe they were together when the fire was set and Eleby is the one who set the fire,” Florence said.
Eleby, 39, has been arrested 19 times since 1995, mostly on drug offenses, according to Fulton County jail records. He was last arrested in 2014 in Fulton County for the sale and trafficking of cocaine.