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Haywood County Arson Arrest after Argument

By Heather Mathis
By hmathis@wbbjtv.com

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.- A Haywood County woman is behind bars Tuesday, after Brownsville Police say she set fire to an apartment early Thanksgiving morning.

The Brownsville Police Department and Tennessee State Bomb and Arson Division investigated the fire and have charged Nedra Reed, 42, with aggravated arson.

Officials said they believe Reed set fire to an apartment after getting into an argument with Jacqueline Bailey, the resident living in the home.

Bailey said she is happy she and her two children, left the apartment before the home caught fire. "I'm just thankful they weren't in here, I would have lost it."

Neighbors said it was an unnecessary act and could have burned down everyone's home.

"I don't care what the cause of the problem was, it shouldn't have gotten that serious," said next door neighbor, Donna Sangster.

Reed is currently being held in Haywood County Jail without bond.