CLINTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A jailer in Clinton County was arrested Wednesday afternoon and accused of intentionally setting fire inside the jail.
Adam Smith, 31, was taken into custody just after 1:15 p.m. and charged with 20 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree arson.
According to Kentucky State Police, Smith is believed to have intentionally started a fire in a storage closet inside the jail that was occupied by 19 inmates and 1 other deputy jailer.
No one was injured, and the inmates were evacuated and moved to the Russell and Pulaski County jails.
A press release states the entire jail suffered extreme smoke damage.