Sheriff: Georgia firefighter stole from burning home

Deputies in Coweta County have arrested a firefighter after they say he went into a burning house to steal from the homeowner.

According to the Coweta County deputy's report, fire crews were called to a home on Cannon Road in Sharpsburg, Georgia the night of Jan. 29.

After the fire was contained, the homeowner told fire officials and the deputy that a silencer valued at $1,600 was missing from his rifle, which he stored in a room above his garage.

The silencer was attached by a flash hider, so the deputy said someone had to have unscrewed both pieces from the rifle during the fire.

After an investigation and searches, the Newnan Times-Herald reported that 23-year-old Logan Thomas Bowden, a firefighter with the county, confessed that he took the silencer and led authorities to where it was hidden.

Bowden has turned himself in and has been charged with theft by taking.

“Mr. Bowden has been employed with Coweta County Fire Rescue for about a year and has been on leave for several days while this criminal investigation was underway," a spokesperson for Coweta County Fire Rescue told FOX 5. "Based on the findings, we will be moving forward with termination."