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Police charge Still with arson, judge sets $300,000 bond

Updated at 10:50 a.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013.

Franklin Police Department charged Franklin Luther Cleveland Still, Jr., 40, with aggravated arson after he allegedly set fire to his home at 402 Eastover Court in the Rogersshire Subdivision April 24. Still lived in the home with his wife and one of the children. He is currently being held on a $300,000 bond. According to a statement from FPD, Still intentionally set the fire during a domestic disturbance. Still's wife went to a neighbor’s home after the two had an argument. That is when Still allegedly set fire to his bedroom while two juveniles and a 19-year-old were still in the house. However, no one was injured in the fire. Still, charged with aggravated arson, is being held in the Williamson County Jail on a $300,000 bond. Early reports falsely indicated that Still, who had barricaded himself inside of the burning residence, may have been armed at the time. Officers forcibly removed Still from the home. Franklin Firefighters began to battle the blaze once police took Still into custody. Damage to the home is estimated in excess of $200,000. Should Still be unable to make bond, he will appear before a judge via video conference Friday, April 26 at 8 a.m. Still is scheduled to appear in Williamson County General Sessions Court May 2 at 1 p.m.

Posted on: 4/24/2013


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