Authorities charge two teens in deadly Tennessee wildfires

  • Source: Knoxville News-Sentinel
  • Published: 12/08/2016 12:00 AM

Authorities have made two arrests -- both teenagers -- in last week's deadly wildfires. Authorities made the announcement Wednesday during an afternoon news conference at the Sevier County Courthouse. The teens remain in custody in Sevier County, charged with aggravated arson, said Jimmy Dunn, 4th Judicial District attorney general. They await a bond hearing in Juvenile Court and could be transferred to Criminal Court if prosecutors move to try them as adults. "Everything is on the table," Dunn said. He refused to give any details about the case, including the teens' ages or genders, except that “They are not from Sevier County … they are residents of Tennessee.


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