Teens facing charges after deadly Tennessee wildfires

Posted on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 2:39 pm    

Charges were recently filed against two teenagers in Sevier County, Tennessee on the suspicion that they sparked the wildfires that resulted in 14 fatalities and caused injuries to hundreds of people, an article of USA Today reported on December 7.

According to the attorney general, Jimmy Dunn, the two teenagers are scheduled for a juvenile court trial and are facing aggravated arson charges. The teenagers are being linked to the fatal fire in Gatlinburg last week that ravaged over 1,700 houses and business establishments. Reports also revealed that approximately 150 people sustained injuries from the fire. The two teens are currently being held in custody after Sevier County authorities arrested them. The arrests were made after investigations concluded that the fire sparked on the Chimney Tops trail was caused by humans.

Facing charges is frightening, especially if it is your first time and you do not know anything about your legal protections. Get in touch with the legal team at Horst Law in Nashville today by calling (615) 403-2971.