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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Turner arrest
A Cocke County man is being held in lieu of a $30,000 bond, follo2wing a Friday incident in which he allegedly set fire to the home of an ex-girlfriend. Timothy Dewayne Turner, 46, Black Mountain Road, Hartford,faces charges of aggravated arson, vandalism over $1,000 and violation of the sex offender registry, according to Cocke County Det. Lt. Bob Schaff. Detective Schaff says Turner went to the residence of Miranda Price, on Wiley Town Road and "intentionally started a fire under the trailer." Turner then fled the scene on foot. Several minutes later, the owner of the home, Jeremy Price, received a phone call from a neighbor saying his mobile home was on fire. Price said he allowed his sister to stay in the home. The victim said he traveled down the road where he made contact with Turner at the intersection with Pig Trot Road. Price detained Turner until law enforcement arrived and arrested him Turner also allegedly last reported as a sex offender in July, 2018, and he also has not paid his administrative fees. The Cocke County Fire Department says the mobile home sustained an estimated $10,000 in damage.

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