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Police: Man Set Fire That Destroyed Home After Argument

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Police: Man Set Fire That Destroyed Home After Argument

CREATED Apr 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man was arrested after he allegedly set a home on fire after getting into an argument with his girlfriend.

It happened around 10 p.m. Sunday in the 26000 block of Woodyhill Drive.

A police affidavit said 30-year-old Joshua Dye got into an argument with his girlfriend at the home, and then allegedly punched her in the mouth in front of one of her children.

After he left the home, his girlfriend called police. While she was talking with officers, she got some startling news.

"The next door neighbor said my house was on fire and there were flames shooting out from the back of my house, next thing I know the house is just engulfed in flames," said victim Kristy Hammersly.

According to investigators, Dye allegedly set two mattresses on fire in the back of the home and the blaze spread to the home. The house was a total loss.

The family lost everything in the fire, and had no insurance.

Dye was arrested at the scene and charged with domestic assault. Arson charges were pending.