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Fugitive arrested in McMinn County for arson, theft

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MCMINN COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- A McMinn County deputy serving a warrant for non-payment of child support ended up arresting a fugitive wanted on an arson charge from Monroe County.

McMinn County Deputy Joe Price arrested Grant Briggs Thursday afternoon. While serving a pair of warrants related to child support, Price realized that Briggs was also being sought for arson and other charges

Monroe County officials say Briggs is accused of setting his ex-girlfriend's trailer on fire on January 12 after allegedly stealing several items.

Briggs claimed that he was with friends at the time, who had no clue what he was alleged to have done until afterwards when he supposedly made statements about it to them.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

Briggs is facing charges of non-payment of child support, arson, theft of property (under $500) and aggravated burglary.

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