An arrest has been made more than two months after the Kmart building in Franklin was evacuated due to a fire.
Michael Scott, 18, of Franklin, was arrested at the Macon County Courthouse without incident on Monday, April 27. He was charged with felony burning certain building, and was given a $1,000 secured bond by Macon County Magistrate Erin Moorman.
"The Franklin Police Department has worked closely with the State Bureau of Investigation, the county fire marshal, and the Kmart Loss Prevention staff to complete a thorough investigation into the fire that occurred in February," said Franklin Police Chief David Adams.
On February 14, emergency personnel responded to a report of a fire in the upstairs storage room at Kmart located in the Westgate Plaza. After the fire was extinguished, Arson Investigator Farrell Jamison deemed the fire to be suspicious, as no electrical sources existed in the storage room other than an overhead light.