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NE Tennessee teen accused of setting two barn fires indicted for arson, vandalism

Jeff Bobo, NET News Service • Aug 27, 2015 at 10:05 AM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County teen, who allegedly set two simultaneous barn fires in February before returning to the scene to watch firefighters battle the blaze, was named Monday in a two-count Hawkins County Grand Jury indictments.

Eleigh Cody Christian, 19, 732 Walkers Church Road, Bulls Gap, was indicted monday for arson, a Class C felony punishable by 3-6 years; and vandalism over $60,000, a Class B felony punishable by 8-12 years.

The double barn fire occurred Feb. 13 around 9 p.m. at a farm on Old Rt. 66 near the Persia community.

The barns were located in different areas of the farm and were filled with a large quantity of hay and equipment.

More on the indictment from the Kingsport Times-News, a Johnson City Press partner.

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