Carey Lee Wolfe

A Bartow County firefighter has been arrested on 16 different felony charges, including arson.

On October 4th at 4:40 in the afternoon, the Bartow County Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at 111 Old Mill Road near White. An arson investigator was then summoned to the scene.

A witness stated he observed a blue Ford Expedition leaving the scene of the fire. The property owner was out of town.

On October 7th, the property owner told the BCSO that he was advised that 36-year-old Carey Lee Wolfe had burglarized the house, stole 17 firearms, pawned some of the guns at different locations, and set the house on fire. The owner said one of the guns was recovered by a witness after he had wrestled it away from Wolfe.

Investigators did confirm that Wolfe had pawned at least two of the firearms.

Carey Lee Wolfe was booked into the Bartow County Jail on October 11th. So far, he has been charged with aggravated battery, three counts of burglary, arson in the first degree, burning of woodlands, three counts of felony theft by deception, five counts of felony theft by receiving stolen property, violation of oath by a public officer, and possession of a weapon during commission of certain crimes.

Wolfe has been terminated and is no longer employed with the Bartow County Fire Department.

We will update the story when we obtain more information.