NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Specialized Investigations Division detectives and SWAT officers arrested a man they say set fire to the historic Nashville Courthouse Saturday night. 

25-year-old Wesley Somers was arrested on charges of felony arson, vandalism and disorderly conduct for setting the fire.

Wesley Somers

Wesley Somers

The Nashville Bar Association said that three fires were set inside the courthouse. Metro Police said the investigation into the arson and other vandalism on the historic building is continuing, and that more arrests could follow.  

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