NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) – Police and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested an 18-year-old woman for the murder of a man found dead inside his home, which was found engulfed in flames.
The Lewisburg Fire Department responded to the home located in the 500 block of Second Avenue North overnight Thursday.
In the process of putting out the flames, firefighters found the remains of Malcom Garrett, 74, inside.
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Detectives later determined the death and fire were both the result of a homicide.
Investigators said several facts led them to Alyssa Hutt, 18, as the suspect.
Police said Hutt was located and interviewed, making statements that resulted in her arrest.
Hutt has been charged with criminal homicide and aggravated robbery. She is currently being held at the Marshall County Detention Center on $310,000 bond.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call detectives at (931) 359-3800.
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