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Governor Offers Reward in Arson Case

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

PARSONS, Tenn - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Decatur County Fire Chief Kenny Fox.

Chief Fox was killed while fighting a fire at the Oak Hill Bar in Parsons on April 7. Jeremy and Randy Inman, who were also fighting that fire, were injured in the blaze.

Investigators later determined that the fire was an act of arson, which makes Fox’s death a Class A felony of first degree murder.

“I encourage anyone who knows anything about this case to contact local authorities immediately, and I hope this reward leads to justice for Chief Fox’s family,” Haslam said.

Hansel McCadams, District Attorney General for the 24th Judicial District, and the Tennessee Bomb and Arson Investigation Unit request that anyone with information about the fire call the arson hotline at 1-800-762-3017.