42-year-old Shane Uriah Helbert is charged with aggravated arson after a witness saw him walking away from the scene of the fire shortly after emergency responders were called to the scene. Deputies arrived shortly after Helbert was spotted and took him into custody.
Deputies also spoke to the homeowner, who stated that Helbert was renting the property that burned down. The homeowner also told deputies that there was a prior history of Helbert damaging the property, and he believed Helbert was responsible for the fire. Investigators also determined the cause of the fire to be arson.
Helbert is being held in the Carter County Detention Center on a $40,000 bond.