PRICE FACING TWO COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED ARSON AFTER HOUSE EXPLOSION

We now know who was involved in an explosion last year, which rattled a Kingston Community early in the morning. Court officials say 25-year-old Thomas Lee Price of Kingston has been indicted by a Roane County grand jury on two counts of aggravated arson and insurance fraud. The incident took place in September 2020 when Price allegedly destroyed a structure at 731 Gallaher Road by means of an explosion with the intent to collect insurance. The blast leveled the residence and debris was recovered several hundred yards from the scene. A Roane County Deputy was driving by when the explosion occurred and called it in. At this time, it’s unclear, or wasn’t mentioned in the story if the property owner was involved in the alleged crime, and there were no injuries reported after the explosion. Price was arrested yesterday and taken to jail. He is set to be arraigned on the charges in front of a judge this Monday (June 28, 2021).

RaceW
SexM
Eye ColorBLU
Hair ColorBRO
Weight312
Height6 00
Admit Date06-23-2021
Admit Time3:43 PM
Confining AgencyRoane
Charge Offense Date Court Type Court Date Bond Bond Type Charging Agency Arresting Agency 
Aggravated Arson06-23-2021Criminal Court Wicks06-28-2021$18,750.00Bail BondRoaneROANE – TN0730000
Aggravated Arson06-23-2021Criminal Court Wicks06-28-2021$18,750.00Bail BondRoaneROANE – TN0730000
Fraudulent Or False Insurance Claims ($1,000-$9,999)06-23-2021Criminal Court Wicks06-28-2021$18,750.00Bail BondRoaneROANE – TN0730000
Fraudulent Or False Insurance Claims ($60,000 – $250,000)06-23-2021Criminal Court Wicks06-28-2021$18,750.00Bail BondRoaneROANE – TN0730000

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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