January 29, 2023

TBI charges man with arson

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Jeffery L. Stone

An investigation by special agent fire investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Humphreys County man on charges in connection with a fire in Benton County earlier this week.

On Sunday, Dec. 4, TBI agents joined the Benton County Sheriff’s Office in investigating a camper fire, which occurred on Saturday, Dec. 3, in the 1400 block of Stones Rd. in Camden. 

Agents determined the fire had been intentionally set. During the investigation, information was developed identifying Jeffery L. Stone as the person responsible for starting the fire.

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, Stone was taken into custody. In consultation with 24th Judicial District Attorney General Neil Thompson, Stone, 54, was booked into the Benton County Jail on charges of arson and vandalism up to $60,000. His bond was set at $5,000.

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