A Caldwell County man was sentenced to spend at least seven years in prison after pleading guilty to arson and kidnapping charges on Monday.
According to court officials, 34-year-old Timothy Allan Harmon, of Granite Falls, was sentenced to spend seven to 10 years at the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections in connection with a arson at an apartment building in 2017.
Residents of the Oak Tree apartment complex in the Sawmills community woke up to flames on March 9. Eight people escaped the fire, without injury, but the building was heavily damaged. Investigators said they quickly found out the fire was intentionally set.