Purvis man facing murder and arson charges

May 17, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A 36-year-old Purvis man has been charged with murder and first-degree arson following a fatal house fire on Monday, May 13.

Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel tells The Hattiesburg American Timothy Taylor was taken into custody for investigation on suspicion of arson. He says Taylor was picked up in Purvis late Monday night, charged with arson after his arrest, then with murder on Tuesday.

Emergency Management Director James Smith says after the fire was put out, they found human remains inside the home.