State authorities in Tennessee took two people into custody whom they suspect intentionally ignited wildfires in Monroe and Sequatchie counties, an article of WVLT reported on November 15.
According to reports, 27-year-old Matthew Ryan Wallace and 50-year-old Charles Edward Martin were charged accordingly for igniting a private property that resulted in a wildfire. The two suspects were arrested by the criminal unit investigators of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture on November 14. If found guilty, Wallace could serve a prison term of up to six years, along with having to pay a 3,000 dollar fine. In the efforts Tennessee is making in preventing wildfires, people are offered up to $2,500 in compensation for giving authorities tips about arson suspects.
The legal team at Horst Law in Nashville understand being charged with property crimes, such as arson, can be stressful, especially if you are threatened with imprisonment and hefty fines. If you are charged with a crime, we may be able to help you reduce or even acquit you of your charges. Call us today at (615) 403-2971 for your immediate legal defense.