On June 27, 2022, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fully evolved outbuilding fire with Guil-Rand Fire Department and Randolph County EMS on Cedar Wood Dr. in Trinity. Upon arrival, deputies gathered information from a witness and the victim. The suspect, Ethan Anthony Snow, who is known by those parties, was reported to have left the property on a bicycle a short time before the fire was observed. The Randolph County Fire Marshall’s Office responded for further investigation.
During the investigation by deputies, it was discovered that Snow had been allowed to live in the outbuilding for some time. Snow had become irate during an argument with the victim on this date. Additional deputies responded to the area locating Snow and the bicycle on Meadowbrook Road. The deputy on scene and the fire inspector responded to Meadowbrook to question Snow about the incident. Snow confessed to setting the fire. During a subsequent search to arrest, paraphernalia was located. He was arrested and transported to the magistrate’s office. The magistrate found probable cause for charges of felony burning unoccupied dwelling and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was given a $7,500 secured bond and a first appearance was set for June 28, 2022, in Randolph County District Court. Snow was then transported to the Randolph County Detention Center.
Name of Defendants:
Ethan Anthony Snow