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Two arrested following arson investigation

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN. (WRCB)-- Two are behind bars following an arson investigation that began in April.

According to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, 40-year-old James Russ and 35-year-old Randy Kaye Russ are both charged with arson, conspiracy to commit arson, fraudulent insurance claims and felony solicitation to commit arson. 

The Mowbray Fire Department originally began the investigation, but the Montlake Road home belonged to a member of the department, James Russ, and the case was turned over to Hamilton County.

The Hamilton County Grand Jury returned indictments and both were arrested and booked into the Hamilton County Jail under a $15,000 bond.

The home was a total loss estimated at $131,355.

James Russ left the Mowbray Fire Department in July following a disagreement with management.

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