Post office offers reward for information on Newton County fire

Posted: June 6, 2018 at 12:07 p.m.

The U.S. Postal Service is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for anyone with information indicating that a May 27 fire at the Compton Post Office in Newton County was intentionally set.

The cause of the fire, which destroyed the post office, has been labeled "undetermined," according to a flier being distributed to Compton postal customers.

The reward will be given if the information leads to the arrest and conviction of someone responsible for the fire, according to the flier.

"Take no action to apprehend this person yourself," it reads.

Anyone with information about the incident can call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 or the Newton County sheriff’s office at 870-446-0205.