Man suspected of breaking into South Knoxville home, setting fires with family inside in custody

Crime and Courts

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A man authorities say set multiple fires inside a home in South Knoxville while a family was still inside has been taken into custody, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said.

On Friday, June 18, Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler thanked the public for their tips that helped detectives locate 29-year-old Daniel Freeman.

Freeman was is wanted on two counts of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated arson. The Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Unit says Freeman used an ax to break into the home on May 25.

Anyone with information on his location can call the Sheriff’s Office at 865-215-2243 or email

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