BUFORD — Hall County Sheriff’s Deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call in unincorporated Buford over the weekend where they found a man unconscious after setting his house on fire.

On Saturday, May 23, at approximately 1:15 p.m. deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 3600 block of Friendship Farm Drive.  Upon arrival, deputies found a woman and a female teenager outside of the home while a man who deputies identified as Jeffrey Howard Martin Bailey, age 48 was believed to still be inside of the home.

Deputies were told that Bailey intended to set the house on fire which spurred the deputies to enter the home on the lower level.  The deputies called for him with no response.  They found burning material on the first floor and removed it.  Deputies continued calling out for Bailey and searching for him but could not locate him.  Upon attempting to make their way to the second floor, deputies encountered heavy smoke and more fire forcing them to call the Hall County Fire Department.

Hall County Fire Services personnel quickly set to work.  They entered the home and were able to locate Bailey who was unconscious.  Bailey removed from the home by firefighters and was transported to a local hospital.

“Following his medical treatment, Bailey will face charges of battery under the Family Violence Act and disorderly conduct,” said the Hall County Sheriff’s Office in a media release.

The case remains under investigation by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. 

Inquiries related to the fire should be directed to the Hall County Fire Marshal’s Office. 

— Staff Reports

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