Rutherford County, TN — An 18-year-old charged with arson after an investigation by the Rutherford County Fire Marshal’s Office reportedly determined a mobile home fire was intentionally set, will appear in court next week. The fire occurred 2-months ago in the 9300 block of Franklin Road.
On April 21, 2022 Rutherford County Fire & Rescue, the Almaville Volunteer Fire Department, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services, and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a mobile home fire on Franklin Road, also known as Highway 96.
Surveillance footage obtained from a nearby business provided leads for investigators who then began tracking down suspects. With the assistance of patrol deputies from the sheriff's office, Rutherford County Fire & Rescue identified three potential suspects and ultimately charged 18-year-old Gabriel Gentry of Rutherford County with arson.
Gentry was located two days after the fire in Cannon County and booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center under a $15,000 bond. On Wednesday, June 22nd, Gentry will appear in General Sessions Court for a "Criminal Hearing." The young man is facing a Class C felony charge of Arson (T.C.A. 39-14-301).
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