Serial arsonist charged following fire at vacant Haddox Pharmacy


A 25-year-old man has been charged with arson following a fire at a vacant pharmacy in Nashville.

Metro police reported William Warner was interviewed on Monday and admitted to setting fire the the Haddox Pharmacy building on Charlotte Pike. 

According to the Nashville Fire Department, people in the area of the Charlotte Avenue building last Wednesday called 911 after they spotted smoke around 9:30 a.m.  

Crews responded to the scene within three minutes and were able to put the fire out quickly.  

After the fire, the Nashville Fire Department said the building does not have working electricity and it is believed the fire was intentionally set.  

Warner was previously charged with arson after a fire in July 2017 at a rarely-used Goodwill warehouse building.

He also charged with arson for a fire at a vacant building off Third Avenue North in April of 2017.

Warner was booked into the Metro jail and charged with three counts of arson. His bond was set at $45,000. The warehouse, located off Herman Street and 10th Avenue North, was destroyed by the fire.

The investigation is ongoing and no additional details were released.  

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