Hunger charged with arson
By Kim Swindell Wood | July 1, 2019 12:09 pm
Last Updated: July 1, 2019 at 3:30 pm
A 27-year-old man with a Cookeville address has been charged with six counts of aggravated arson after he reportedly admitted to starting a fire at a residence on Country Club Road, in Sparta.
According to an arrest warrant, Richard Aaron Hunger was charged with the felony offenses by a Tennessee Bomb and Arson official after a structure fire destroyed the residence, on June 17, 2019.
White County E-911 received the call about the structure fire at approximately 8:55 p.m., on June 17, and by 9:55 p.m., Tennessee Bomb and Arson was contacted.
Upon arrival at White County Justice Center, Special Agent Jason Poore, of Tennessee Bomb and Arson, spoke with White County Sheriff Steve Page who stated that Hunger was in the squad room. According to the arrest warrant, Poore and Investigator Nick Hamby advised Hunger of his Miranda Rights before beginning their interview.
Hunger reportedly stated he started the fire at the residence at 1200 Country Club Rd.
Aside from Hunger being in the residence at the time of the fire, there were five other individuals present at the dwelling.
Hunger’s bond was set at $250,000. His court date has been set for July 16, 2019.