Second man accused of arson at old Nashville motel
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A second man has been charged with aggravated arson in a fire at an old Nashville motel that injured two people.
Multiple media outlets reported on Wednesday that 27-year-old Joshua Brooks has been arrested and accused of lighting the shuttered Harding Inn on fire on July 7.
According to an affidavit, Brooks admitted to being involved in the fire and then watching the motel burn.
Six people, including a pregnant woman, had to be rescued from a balcony. Two of them were treated with non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators say Brooks told them he knew people were living inside when he set the fire.
Twenty-nine-year-old Antoine Dewayne Clark has already been charged with aggravated arson.
Jail records do not indicate if either man has hired an attorney.