Owner accused of setting restaurant on fire to get insurance money

Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A restaurant owner faces charges after authorities say he set fire to his Hohenwald business over the summer.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Nick Spicer is accused of setting the July 24 fire to Bubba’s Beer, Butts and Clucks in an attempt to commit insurance fraud.

Agents with the TBI joined in the investigation shortly after fire.

During the course of the investigation, TBI agents developed information that led to the 36-year-old restaurant owner as the person responsible for setting the fire.

A grand jury returned indictments against Spicer on Monday, charging him with one count of arson and one count of insurance fraud.

Spicer was booked into the Lewis County jail and has since been released on a $20,000 bond.