KNOXVILLE – A joint investigation has led to the indictment of a Kentucky man in connection to a fire that occurred in Campbell County earlier this year.
On April 3rd, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Special Agents joined Tennessee Fire Investigative Services and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office in investigating a fire that occurred on March 24th in an outbuilding located in 300 block of Shady Lane in Jellico. During the course of the investigation, authorities determined the fire had been intentionally set and that Randy Joe Jones (DOB 10/19/83) was the individual responsible.
On June 6th, the Campbell County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Jones with one count of Arson. This week, Jones was arrested in Kentucky. He is currently being held in the Whitley County Detention Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky, where he awaits extradition to Tennessee.