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Investigators search for man involved in arson of Volusia home

William Hamblen is considered armed and dangerous

Investigators are searching for a man involved in the arson of a home in DeLand, according to the Division of Investigative and Forensic Services.
Investigators are searching for a man involved in the arson of a home in DeLand, according to the Division of Investigative and Forensic Services. (Division of Investigative and Forensic Services)

DELAND, Fla. – Investigators are searching for a man involved in the arson of a home in DeLand, according to the Division of Investigative and Forensic Services.

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William “Kirk” Hamblen is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder, arson of an occupied structure, and arson resulting in injuries, according to investigators.

Officers are investigating a house fire with injuries that happened on Nov. 3 located on Stone Street in DeLand.

Hamblen is also accused of stealing a 9mm handgun from the victim in the incident, according to investigators.

Investigators said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Here is a list of areas he is known to be around:

  • Astor, Florida
  • Orange City, Florida
  • Deland, Florida
  • Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Ethel, Mississippi

According to investigators, Hamblen is known to drive a red convertible Chevy Camaro with the Mississippi tag of ATS430.

He is also known for driving a black Yamaha motorcycle, according to investigators.

Investigators said he could also be in an RV with custom murals and a Mississippi tag of ATT015.


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