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Montgomery firefighter arson suspect out on bond

MONTGOMERY (AP) — A firefighter charged with arson posted a $180,000 bond hours after Montgomery police charged him in connection with five additional fires in the Pike Road community.

Montgomery County Sheriff D.T. Marshall said Jason Michael Green, a Pike Road volunteer and a Montgomery firefighter, posted bond at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Marshall announced earlier in the day that five additional arson counts had been filed against Green, as well as six counts of burglary and two counts of theft.

Paulk said the burglary charges stem from property stolen from the scenes of fires, and one that didnít involve a fire.

Marshall said the investigation will yield several more arrests.

ďItíll be more than one (suspect) and less than 10,Ē he said.

Green was charged with arson on Dec. 28 in an investigation of 15 suspicious fires in the town of Pike Road over the past 18 months. Another volunteer firefighter, Justin Gorman, was arrested Saturday night in connection with the fires. Gorman was charged Monday with five arson counts, four burglary counts and two theft counts.

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