Man accused of trying to burn down own home - WSMV Channel 4

Man accused of trying to burn down own home

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A man is in jail for allegedly trying to burn down his own home in East Nashville.

Firefighters responded to 321 South 17th Street on Tuesday and say there were five different fires inside the home.

Someone saw a man leaving the house around the time of the fire, so while firefighters put it out, police searched for him.

Police caught up with Sribounthai Keopanya a few blocks away from the home.

Officers talked to relatives of Keopanya, who say this is the second time he's set fire to the house in the past month or two.

Keopanya has been charged with arson.

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