Two arrested after investigation into Knoxville vehicle fire

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Two people were arrested Monday after a Knoxville police investigation into a vehicle fire.

KPD responded to a reported vehicle fire on the 2900 block of Tazewell Pike just before 9 p.m. Monday.

Dustin Biggerstaff, 37, was taken into custody for setting fire to personal property and resisting arrest. Morgan Nelson, 26, was arrested for an outstanding warrant for driving on a revoked license, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Witnesses said they saw two suspects in possession of a late 90’s Ford Expedition shortly before it caught fire and saw them leaving the scene with the license plate from the burned vehicle. A records check later showed the car was registered to Biggerstaff.

A witness said the two walked towards her with Biggerstaff stating the car was about to explode.

The two were detained at a nearby gas station.

Video footage from a nearby business showed the two in close proximity to the vehicle before it became engulfed in flames.

KPD responds to suspected arson attempt on Tazewell Pike On Monday, July 29 at approximately 8:53 p.m., KPD officers…

Posted by Knoxville Police Department – TN on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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