“When fire units arrived, heavy smoke and flames were visible from the home and could be seen quickly spreading through the structure,” Police Chief Greg Benton said. “The fire was determined to be suspicious in nature. The subsequent investigation was conducted by the Dothan Arson Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of members of the Dothan Fire Marshal’s Office and investigators from the Dothan Police Criminal Investigation Division,” Benton said.
Johnson was jailed in lieu of $35,000. No motive was given in the written statement issued by Benton. The home was unoccupied when the fire occurred.