Nashville man charged with arson after being accused of starting two separate fires


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was charged with felony arson after reportedly setting two separate fires in Nashville.

According to an arrest warrant, Joshua M. Moore set two fires over the weekend.

On Saturday night, a witness told officers they saw Moore set a fire in a trash can against a garage in the 900 block of Kirkwood Avenue. Officers said the fire spread and burned the corner of the detached garage at the location.

The incident was captured on security footage and viewed by the arresting officer. Officers said Moore is clearly visible in the footage setting the fire. A witness also positively identified Moore as the person responsible.

Just after midnight on Sunday, Moore reportedly went to a home in the 900 block of Halcyon Avenue, where a homeowner watched him start a fire on their front porch. Moore lit a chair on fire and smashed out a window to the homeowner’s living room.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

Like the first incident, Moore was captured setting the fire on security footage. Moore denied being at the scene at Halcyon Avenue when the fire was set but told officers he lit the other fire on Kirkwood Avenue because he was cold.

NFD Fire Investigators charged Moore with Arson, setting fire to personal property, vandalism, resisting arrest, and evading arrest. He is being held on a $89,500 bond.

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