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State charges man with arson, insurance fraud in Baileyton fire

Johnson City Press • Updated Jan 12, 2016 at 5:54 PM

A Hawkins County man has been charged with arson and insurance fraud resulting from a fire set a year ago in Baileyton.

Kenneth Rader, 58, Mount Carmel, also was charged with reckless endangerment and filing a false report related to the Jan. 11, 2015, fire at 920 Bailey St., in Baileyton.

State Bomb and Arson investigators, along with along with Baileyton and Mount Carmel police, arrested Rader on Jan. 5, according to a news release from the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance. 

He was taken to the Greene County Jail by Baileyton Police and held on $62,000 bond.

To report a suspected arson, call the Tennessee Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017. It’s a phone line dedicated to receiving information about suspicious and incendiary fires. It is answered 24 hours a day, and you may remain anonymous when providing information. Cash awards are offered for information leading to an arrest or conviction.

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