Brown is charged with three counts each of first degree arson, burglary and criminal attempt to commit burglary, all felonies. He is being held without bond in the Cobb Jail.
“He is transient and went on a crime spree with the intentions of committing burglaries and setting buildings on fire,” said Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin.
Jail records indicate Brown lived in an apartment on Dixie Avenue.
Cobb Superior Court records show that a person with the same name, Claude Leroy Brown, who was also born in 1973, pleaded guilty in 2008 to obstruction of a law enforcement officer, battery and other charges, and was sentenced to three years in prison. State corrections records show that person was released from custody on April 28 of this year after serving 26 months in prison.
— Kim Isaza