Wednesday, July 9 2014, 04:59 PM EDT
Suspected Arsonist Arrested in Chattanooga
Chattanooga fire investigators arrested an arson suspect Wednesday. Investigators said 20-year-old Terry Slaughter was spotted driving and apprehended.
The fire that investigators said was "of suspicious origin," occurred on July 5 at 1422 Bradt St.
Captain Moore said Slaughter started a fire in the back bedroom of a duplex and then fled. Firefighters got the fire out but not before it did nearly $40,000 in damage.
Captain Moore said Slaughter was mad at his landlord after being evicted from the duplex. The charge was upgraded to aggravated arson because the fire endangered the life of the resident living on the other side of the duplex.