Thomas Shirley is charged with aggravated arson, attempted murder and reckless endangerment as well as being connected to the theft of a vehicle early this morning at Spring Creek Road Apartments.
Fortunately no one was injured on the 1st and 2nd floors, neighbors did find the fire very upsetting.
One local resident didn't even have time to put her shoes on,
"I want out that door and I Ran back in and got my phone and grabbed the house coat and all hell I went out the door in bare feet"
Despite an arrest, the investigation is still ongoing.
East Ridge Police ask anyone with information to contact them.
Their phone number is (423) 867-3718