COOKEVILLE – A joint investigation has resulted in an indictment for an Overton County man in connection to an ongoing arson case in Pickett County.

On December 19th, at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI Special Agents joined investigators from Tennessee Fire Investigative Services and the Pickett County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation into a suspicious residential fire on December 14th at a home at 637 North Main Street in Byrdstown. During the course of the investigation, authorities developed information that led to Chad Pickens (DOB 3-24-77) as the individual responsible for the crime.

On Monday, the Pickett County Grand Jury returned an indictment, charging the Allons man with one count of Arson. Today, authorities served Pickens with the arson capias at the Fentress County Jail, where, at the time of this release, he remained incarcerated on an unrelated charge.

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