Man Arrested For Setting His Apartment On Fire

Posted at 4:21 PM, Jul 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 14:56:10-04

A man accused of setting his own apartment on fire in North Nashville earlier this week has been captured.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said the suspect was going to be evicted the day after he set his apartment on fire.

Investigators had been searching for Hoyal Talley since Tuesday morning. He was caught Friday and confessed to lighting his bed on fire and running away.

Three other people were living with him at a quadplex on 33rd Avenue North, not far from Tennessee State University.

Firefighters stopped the flames from spreading even further. Most of the damage was in the rear of the building.

Talley has also been accused of slashing tires on two vehicles in the parking lot that morning.

He was charged with aggravated arson and was being held on a $35,000 bond.

Neighbors have allegedly reported Talley before for slashing their tires and even damaging a front bumper. At the time of the arson, investigators said Talley was free on bond for a charge of vandalism of $1,000 or less.

Talley has been scheduled to appear in court on Friday, July 20 at 9:15 a.m.