Man charged with aggravated arson after fire at Antioch apartment

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man has been arrested after a fire at an Antioch apartment early Monday morning.

Tevin Battle, 25, is charged with aggravated arson after fire marshals said he started the fire that damaged his unit at a complex on Hamilton Church Pike and Murfreesboro Road just after 3 a.m.

According to officials, Battle set five separate fires in his apartment.

His mother told investigators that she found her son with something in his hands on fire. She also said he then pushed and locked her out of the apartment.

Battle fled the complex and was found nearby a short time later. Police said he admitted to setting the fires.

No one was hurt and firefighters were able to contain the fire to one unit in the apartment building.