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Franklin arson suspect due in court this month


The Franklin man accused of setting his own home on fire with his children still inside will appear before a judge later this month for his arraignment at Williamson County Court.

Luther Still, Jr. (photo courtesy: Franklin Police Department)

Investigators say Luther Still, 40, intentionally started a fire in his home at 402 Eastover Court on April 24. Still barricaded himself in the home as it went up in flames. Two children and a teenager escaped unharmed, while Still had to be forcibly removed by first responders before firefighters could battle the blaze.

Still, who is charged with aggravated arson, will appear in court on June 24 for his arraignment. The case was bound over to grand jury last month.

Still remains in Williamson County Jail on $300,000 bond.

The home, located in the Rogersshire Subdivision off Del Rio Pike, was considered a complete loss with damage in the $200,000 range. No one was hurt in the fire.

Investigators reportedly said Still set his house on fire to get his wife's attention. Officials say the two had an argument prior to the fire.

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