NFD: 2 arrested after fire set at South Nashville moving company

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Two people were charged by the Nashville Fire Department after a fire was set at a South Nashville moving company Thursday morning. 

28-year-old Jiovhan Rashad Stevenson and 29-year-old Brenda Baker were both arrested and charged by authorities. 

Crews responded to College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving on McNally Drive around 12:30 a.m. 

Firefighters saw light smoke coming from inside upon their arrival.  

They had to force their way into the business where they found a building full of smoke. They also found a small fire on a table and quickly put it out.  

Arson investigators responded to the scene and conducted an investigation. 

Investigators said a man was seen on surveillance breaking into each office in the building. He is seen rummaging through desk drawers and filing cabinets. 

Authorities said the video showed the man setting fires in the front of the building and in the warehouse area. 

According to a release, fire investigators and MNPD investigators executed a search warrant on the residence and found Stevenson hiding in the far corner of the attic under several blankets. 

Investigators said Baker admitted to lying to investigators about Stevenson’s whereabouts. She was charged with Accessory After the fact. 

Stevenson was charged with one count of Felony Arson. He remains in custody on $15,000 bond. 

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