Arson suspect arrested in Catoosa County, Georgia

Photo contributed by Catoosa County spokesperson John Pless / Casey Ryan McCloud
photo Photo contributed by Catoosa County spokesperson John Pless / Casey Ryan McCloud, 31, has been arrested and charged with two counts of arson in connection with a string of house fires in Walker and Catoosa counties.

Deputies have arrested a suspect in relation to a recent series of what authorities said were deliberately set fires in northern Catoosa and Walker counties.

Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk said that Casey Ryan McCloud, 31, was arrested around 1 p.m. Friday after citizens recognized him from security video footage released by the county of a building on Lafayette Road being set on fire on Wednesday.

McCloud faces two counts of arson now, though Sisk said the charges could change as both Catoosa and Walker county investigators take a closer look at a series of fires that have occurred in the area since April.