Altamont Man Arrested on Aggravated Arson Charge


Published on March 7 2018 9:36 am
Last Updated on March 7 2018 9:40 am
Written by Greg Sapp

An Altamont man is in custody on a charge of aggravated arson.

Altamont police arrested 27-year-old Nevin Scott after an incident just before midnight Monday night. Police report that Scott exited The Whistlestop in downtown Altamont and allegedly set fire to some plastic that had been hung up to serve as a windbreak for smokers outside the establishment. Scott then reportedly left the establishment with the fire burning knowing there were patrons inside the bar.

Police say the fire had ignited some of the wood frame of the building by the time employees of The Whistlestop were able to use wet cloths to knock down the fire.

No injuries resulted from the fire.