Second suspect arrested for arson of Metro courthouse


Jesse Lee Clark (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro Police have arrested a second suspect accused in the arson of Metro Nashville’s historic courthouse on Saturday.

According to investigators, 26-year-old Jesse Lee Clark is facing charges of aggravated arson, felony vandalism, and disorderly conduct. He is accused of breaking windows and helping fellow suspect and brother-in-law Wesley Somers ignite materials to set fire to the courthouse.

Somers was arrested on Sunday. In an interview with News 2 on Monday, Clark said they intended to protest peacefully, but that he wouldn’t be surprised if he faced charges himself.

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