Man to be charged with arson in Gibson County fire

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GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — A man has been charged with arson in a fire that broke out at a Gibson County home Monday morning. GIbson County Sheriff Paul Thomas said Ronald Campbell, a 41-year old, will be charged with arson, after allegedly setting a home on fire on Persimmon Grove Road. Fire Chief Bryan Cathey said workers in the area called 9-1-1 when they saw the house catch fire, and they reported seeing a person leave the scene. “It was spotted by some people who were working in the area and they notified 9-1-1 of the fire, and they saw it pretty quick after it started,” Chief Cathey said. After giving a description, deputies were able to take a suspect into custody for questioning. Fire officials say the home is almost a complete loss, with a few things able to be saved on each end of the structure. At this time, the sheriff’s office has not released the relation of Campbell to the home owner, and his bond will be set when he appears before a judge.

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