Man Arrested For Wanting To Burn Down House

Edwin Nelson Nunley

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Investigators along with State Bomb and Arson Investigators have charged a 63 year old Decherd man on 2 counts of conspiracy to commit arson, two counts of solicitation arson and driving on revoke license after his arrest Friday. . According to Investigator Todd Hindman, Edwin Nelson Nunley of Decherd was allegedly attempted to hire someone to burn his house and detached garage in Knoxville. Sheriff’s Office and State Bomb and Arson investigators then conducted an undercover operation and monitored Nunley offering money to an undercover agent to burn the house and detached garage in Knoxville. Nunley was arrested and transported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. He is being held under a $200,000 bond and has a court date of Thursday April the 26th.