DEKALB COUNTY, Ga.-- Authorities have charged a DeKalb County firefighter with arson, and his alleged accomplice is a former MARTA police officer.
According to DeKalb County Fire Captain Eric Jackson, Jairius Hardaway is charged with arson in the first degree in connection with a Jan. 6 car fire in the area of Lithonia. Authorities believe the fire is connected to an insurance scam.
The former officer's name is Malasta Hill. According to a MARTA spokesperson, Hill was a MARTA officer until January. That is the same month as the fire. and 11Alive has learned that he was a MARTA police officer until January, the same month as the incident.