Man charged with arson in East Knoxville apartment fire

Man charged with arson in East Knoxville apartment fire

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Jack Chesney (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Jack Chesney (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A man has been charged with arson in connection to a fire at an East Knoxville apartment complex early Tuesday morning.

Jack Chesney, 37, is charged with aggravated burglary and arson.

Previous story: KFD quickly extinguishes fire at East Knoxville apartment complex

Knoxville police were called to Walter P. Taylor Homes on McConnell Street just after midnight Tuesday morning. Neighbors noticed heavy smoke coming from apartment 357. The resident was not home at the time.

Chesney was arrested around 3 a.m.
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