COVINGTON -- A Conyers man was arrested recently after a Newton County Sheriff's Office investigation was completed in connection with an incident on June 14 during which he allegedly vandalized his former girlfriend's house.
Glynn Elliott Young, 40, of 438 St. Clair Drive, Conyers, is being held at the Newton County Detention Center without bond on charges of burglary, terroristic threats and acts, and arson in the first degree.
According to NCSO spokesman Lt. Keith Crum, the incident occurred at 387 Spring Road following several phone calls by Young to the victim saying he wanted to pick up his belongings.
"She wasn't there, but she found when she came home that the front door had been forced open," Crum said.
Once inside, the woman discovered widespread damage throughout her house including cut electrical cords to her washer, dryer, refrigerator and TV.
"There was an odor of gasoline coming from the hallway and when she went into the master bedroom the smell of gas was on the mattress on the bed, the curtains were cut and there was bleach on the floor," Crum said.
The woman also found broken plates, bleach on the sofa, pillows and the dining room table, with a container of bleach on the floor in the dining room and a container of gasoline in the kitchen.
Crum said Young was a suspect and after both he and the victim were interviewed, along with other statements collected, the case was presented to the Newton County District Attorney's Office and charges were filed against Young.
He said the arson charge was made because, even through no fire was actually set, the potential was there due to the accelerant that was spread.