Area man indicted for arson

An area man who sought help from the community following a fire at his Lyons home, has been indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury. Rickey T. Lamb Jr, 23, of Delta, was indicted on one count of arson, two counts of aggravated arson, one count of insurance fraud, one count of grand theft, one count of telecommunications fraud and falsification in a theft offense, according to the Fulton County Prosecutor’s Office.

On or about Jan. 3, 2015 to July 20, 2015, he allegedly caused physical harm to an occupied structure in Lyons and allegedly stole property valued at more than $7,500 but less than $150,000. He also allegedly disseminated or transmitted any writing by means of a telecommunications service in furtherance of a scheme to defraud. Finally, he allegedly presented an insurance claim valued at more than $7,500 but less than $150,000, knowing it was false.

It should be noted that an indictment is merely an accusation, and that all criminal defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.