July 20, 2021
By: Dwayne Page
A man charged in a five year old arson case was sentenced Monday in DeKalb County Criminal Court.
26 year old Zackery Walker entered a guilty plea to the charge and received a three year sentence to serve. He must make restitution of $10,000. Walker was given 86 days jail credit.
Walker’s arrest in 2019 came after an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and fire investigators with the Department of Commerce and Insurance.
On July 2, 2016, fire investigators responded to a fire scene at Old Bildad Road & Green Hill Road. During the course of the investigation and examination of the scene, investigators determined the cause of the fire to be arson, and that Walker was the individual responsible for setting fire to the home which was destroyed in the blaze.
On November 22, 2019 the DeKalb County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Walker with one count of Arson. TBI Agents later arrested Walker and he was booked into the DeKalb County Jail.