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Arrest Made In Burglary, Arson Of Madison Funeral Home

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Steven Horner, age 21 Steven Horner, age 21

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A suspect has been arrested for the fire at a Madison funeral home that police said was intentionally set.

The arrest was made Thursday night at the home of 21-year-old Steven Horner. Investigators said Horner's fingerprints were all over the scene of the fire.

The fire was intentionally set at the Spring Hill Cemetery Funeral Home on Gallatin Road September 8 during a break-in.

When firefighters got on the scene, they found a small fire in the front room but sprinklers had extinguished multiple other fires set in other rooms prior to their arrival.

Investigators said a total of 17 small fires were set after the funeral home was burglarized. Several computers were taken, and other items were vandalized, including some American Veteran flags and files.

The building suffered minor damage to several office areas. Officials estimated damages in excess of $500,000. The computers and other electronic equipment were valued at over $2,500.

Horner was found at his home with his 7-month-old daughter.

When police questioned him, they said Horner gave a fake name. They said they found his home in deplorable conditions, with a strong smell of urine and feces. There was also an infestation of roaches, spiders and flies.

Horner was taken into custody and charged with aggravated arson, aggravated burglary, criminal impersonation and felony attempted child neglect.

Police said during questioning Horner admitted to the break-in and setting the fires.

He had outstanding warrants in Robertson and Sumner Counties

Horner was being held at the Davidson County Criminal Justice Center on bond of $100,000. 

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