Man Charged With Setting House On Fire On Fourth Of July
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A Clarksville man has been charged with arson for allegedly setting his house on fire on the Fourth of July.
Emergency crews were called to the home on Oakland Road around 10 a.m., but no one was inside.
The homeowner, 31-year-old Louie Daughtry, showed up at the home a few hours later, and told police he had been with a friend in Oak Grove, Kentucky. His roommate also had three dogs, which normally stayed at the house.
An anonymous tip led investigators to learn Daughtry was heard talking about burning the house down to collect insurance money at a Fourth of July party the night before the fire. Approximately 60 people were at the home when Daughtry allegedly poured gasoline in the garage.
Daughtry was held on a $50,000 bond at the Montgomery County jail.