published Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Chattanooga police arrest woman arrest in arson case

Chattanooga police arrested Melissa Tricelle Trimble, 36, Thursday, accusing her of starting a fire in a house.

When police arrived at the house on Wisdom Street, part of the house was in flames.

Police found pots of grease on the stove, with two envelopes stuck under a lit burner. A witness told police Trimble, who gave police the name Melissa Freeman, left the house earlier and no one else had entered. A dog was left outside the house in a fence.

Trimble was arrested and charged with arson. Her bail is set at $10,000. She will appear on Sept. 10 before Hamilton County Sessions Criminal Court Judge Christie Sells.

about Louie Brogdon...

Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...

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