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Cocke Co. man charged with arson, insurance fraud following house fire

A Cocke County man was arrested for setting his own home on fire back in December, according to officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
A Cocke County man was arrested for setting his own home on fire back in December, according to officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 8:28 PM EDT
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NEWPORT, Tenn. (WVLT) - A Cocke County man was arrested following an investigation into a house fire at a home in the 100 block of Bybee Road, according to officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Fire investigators said 65-year-old Jamey Scroggins intentionally set his own home on fire in December, according to officials.

A Cocke County Grand Jury indicted Scroggins on two counts of arson and one count of insurance fraud. He was arrested Wednesday and booked in the Cocke County Jail on a $2,500 bond, according to officials.

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