Suspects arrested in connection with string of fires

Suspects arrested in connection with string of fires

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Five young people have been arrested on arson charges. They are accused of starting a string of fires over four weeks. Five young people have been arrested on arson charges. They are accused of starting a string of fires over four weeks.
Derek Belyea Derek Belyea
Devon Daughtery Devon Daughtery
Mathew Dilbeck Mathew Dilbeck
Shelby McMillan Shelby McMillan

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Five young people have been arrested on arson charges. They are accused of starting a string of fires over four weeks.

The Knoxville Fire Department says the fires started last month, the weekend before Halloween.

All the fires were within a five mile radius of Strolling Drive in northeast Knox County.

A fire Saturday morning led to the arrest of the five people.

Those arrested include: 19-year-old Derek Belyea, 19-year-old Devon Daughtery, 20-year-old Mathew Dilbeck, and 19-year-old Shelby McMillan. The fifth suspect is a juvenile.

The group facts several charges including arson, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a prohibited weapon.

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