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Man charged with arson, death threats

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A 42-year-old Augusta man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he allegedly started a fire at a woman's house and then threatened to kill her and others, according to a report from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

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A witness told deputies that Michael Dillard Birchfield drove by the home of Virginia Renolds, 34, and threw a bottle containing a flammable liquid that started a fire outside the home. After Birchfield left in his silver four-door Kia, he told Renolds via text message that he had tried to hit the house but missed and that "everybody she loved will die," the report says.

When deputies arrived, they called Birchfield and he told them they weren't going to stop him, but that they could "come to their funerals." Birchfield also told officers he was on his front porch waiting for them, according to the report.

Deputies first responded to the scene at 2:30 a.m., then arrested Birchfield at his home in the 1800 block of Hicks Street at 6:30 a.m., the arrest report states. He was taken to the Richmond County Jail on charges of third-degree arson and terroristic threats. 

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Farmboy 06/29/11 - 01:00 pm
This guy is a Chemistry

This guy is a Chemistry Professor waiting to happen.

Sweet son
Sweet son 06/29/11 - 01:19 pm
Farmboy, I thought the same

Farmboy, I thought the same thing when I saw him. Great tongue in cheek humor. The chemicals must have thrown his aim off!

corgimom 06/30/11 - 07:52 am
AC, 1/19/2011-

AC, 1/19/2011- Indicted-Michael Dillard Birchfield, 41, of the 1800 block of Hicks Street, possession of cocaine

3/19/2009-Michael Dillar Birchfield, also known as Michael D. Birchfield, also known as Dillard Michael Birchfield, also known as Harold Birchfield, also known as Michael Birchfield, also known as Michael Dilla Birchfield, also known as Mike Dillar Birchfield, 40, convicted May 8, 1992 in Tattnall County of escape; sentenced to one year of prison, to run consecutively to a 12-year prison sentence handed down Jan. 28, 1991; for a Richmond County conviction of theft by receiving stolen property and financial transaction card fraud, which was running consecutively to a five-year prison sentence handed down Oct. 20, 1989, for a Richmond County conviction of theft by receiving stolen property, theft by taking and a misdemeanor count of giving a false name, which was running concurrently with a First Offender Act sentence of 25 years' probation handed down Feb. 26, 1987 for a Richmond County conviction of three counts of burglary; probation revoked June 12, 1989; paroled to Richmond County effective March 11

The Great Commenter
The Great Commenter 06/30/11 - 11:16 am
Corgi- WOW!


raul 06/30/11 - 12:02 pm
The Professor needs to do

The Professor needs to do some serious time, this time.

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