Man accused of setting apartment complex on fire turns himself in

- A local man wanted on arson charges after deputies say he intentionally set an apartment complex on fire Thursday morning is in police custody.

Timothy Allan Harmon, 33, turned himself into law enforcement in Burke County Friday afternoon, according to the Caldewell County Sheriff's Office.

During the morning hours of Thursday, March 9 multiple Fire & Rescue crews responded to an apartment fire on Oak Tree Lane in the Sawmills Community of the County.

Fire investigators say they were able to determine circumstances connected to the intentionally set fire, including the fact that the apartment complex was occupied at the time fire was set.

Harmon was identified as a suspect in this case. He’s been charged with first-degree arson and first-degree kidnapping.

Officials said Harmon fled the scene before police arrived at the complex.

 

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