ORPD, ORFD seek information on arson fire

Oak Ridge Police are asking for the public’s help as it investigates a recent residential fire that officials now say was an act of arson.

According to the ORPD, on July 11th the Fire Department responded to 167 Waddell Circle on a report of a residential fire at a quad-plex. Fire officials later determined the fire was intentionally set, and police investigators were called in to assist with the investigation.

Police say while there are several persons of interest who have been identified throughout the investigation, detectives are requesting anyone who has any information regarding the incident to please come forward to help them identify those responsible for the fire.

People can contact Detective Sergeant Moore by phone at (865) 425-3517, or by filling out the ORPD “Submit a Crime Tip” form here. Tipsters can remain anonymous.


Update: Thanks to the Oak Ridge Fire Department for information regarding potential reward money offered by Tennessee Advisory Committee on Arson.

If you have any information regarding the arson, please contact us at 865-425-3517 or submit a crime tip at: https://form.jotform.com/92414624991159


1-800-762-3017 Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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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