The man who police say killed two people before setting an apartment complex on fire is behind bars.
Aareon Berryman, 18, faces charges of first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery, aggravated arson, and felony drug possession.
Memphis police officers arrived at Clearbrook Village Apartments to assist MLGW with a utility theft complaint.
While at the apartment complex, officers were flagged down by a neighbor who said they'd heard gunfire in a neighboring apartment unit.
Officers then saw Berryman running away from the scene. The officers and the MLGW worker chased down and caught Berryman, who had two guns, illegal drugs, and a bottle of lighter fluid in his possession.
WMC-TV Action News5 Memphis
A fire in Georgetown caused a family of nine to lose their home.
Tara Bishop and her 5 kids lost their home around 6:00 Thursday morning in Georgetown. Bishop tells NewsChannel 9 her son woke her up saying, "I'm scared", with whole kitchen engulfed in flames.
She says her 18-year-old kicked a window out to get her brother out of the burning home.
Nothing could be salvaged from the fire. Bishop tells us they need everything from clothes to every day items. Bishop says her family is living next door with their 19-year-old neighbor until they find somewhere else to stay.
WDSI-TV My Fox Chattanooga
A fire in an apartment building on Elkmont Circle Wednesday morning caused smoke and fire damage and may have displaced some residents, according to Blount County Fire Department.
BCFD was alerted to the fire at 1822 Elkmont Circle, Maryville, at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday, and seven units and 17 firefighters made the scene in minutes, with the first truck arriving at 6:44 a.m. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 6:59 a.m., and left the scene at 8:19 a.m.
BCFD Capt. Johnny Leatherwood said that the unit where the blaze began suffered significant fire damage, while three other units in the building suffered smoke damage.
Morristown Citizen Tribune
Fire late Thursday afternoon gutted a single-wide mobile home behind a house on a property at 210 Chuckey Ruritan Road.
Property owner Lisa Willis said the trailer was unoccupied. There were no injuries.
The fire apparently started in the center section of the trailer by the main entrance and “began working its way toward both ends,” Tusculum fire Chief Marty Shelton said. The cause remains under investigation.
The property the trailer is on is about a half-mile from U.S. 11E. It is off a gravel road near leading to the Chuckey Ruritan baseball field, near other lots with mobile homes.
Morristown Citizen Tribune
A Heiskell family said "God woke them up" after they safely escaped a house fire overnight, according to Rural Metro.
Firefighters responded shortly after midnight Friday to 9518 Depot Road in North Knox County to find heavy flames on the back porch and extending into the attic, Rural Metro spokesman Jeff Bagwell said.
The residents were evacuating as fire crews arrived at the scene. The home was equipped with smoke detectors, which operated properly, Bagwell noted.
Fire crews brought the flames under control before the fire gutted the ground floor. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.