A flyer disseminated across the neighborhood targets the pair that lives in the home.
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. —
Gwinnett County firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that burned a home at the center of an ownership dispute.
The fire broke out at home on Vivid Drive in Stone Mountain around 8 a.m. Friday. Firefighters wouldn’t say if they considered it suspicious, but arson investigators were at the scene throughout the morning.
Neighbors quickly informed firefighters about an ongoing dispute involving the home’s residents and its owner. The fight heated up recently when scathing fliers were dropped off in mailboxes around the neighborhood. A neighbor gave Channel 2’s Carol Sbarge a copy of the flier, which has a photo of the home's residents, Rubye Campbell and Thomas Blakemore, under words, “Is your neighborhood safe?”
Campbell and Blakemore were charged earlier this month on battery charges. According to a police report, the pair attacked the homeowner, who was taking pictures of the home after not receiving rent. A neighbor said the pair claims they own the home.
Campbell declined to comment on-camera but told Sbarge she and Blakemore were in court Friday morning for a hearing on the battery charges. Blakemore is still in jail.