Franklin Co. man indicted for assault, arson

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Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Franklin County man accused of aggravated arson and aggravated assault.

At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor and the Winchester Police Department, TBI Special Agents joined investigators with Winchester Police and the Department of Commerce and Insurance Fire Investigations, in investigating a suspicious fire on June 27th at a Winchester residence. The five occupants of the home on South Jefferson Street were able to escape without injury. During the course of the investigation, the fire was determined to be arson, and Agents developed information that led them to Robert Lewis as the individual responsible for the fire.

On Tuesday, the Franklin County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Lewis, 36, with one count of Aggravated Arson and five counts of Aggravated Assault. He was arrested Wednesday without incident by TBI Agents and investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Lewis was booked into the Franklin County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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