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Person Of Interest Arrested In Wilson County Arson

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Person Of Interest Arrested In Wilson County Arson

CREATED Aug 30, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 30, 2014

STATESVILLE, Tenn. – The person of interest in an arson investigation in Wilson County was arrested after a high-speed pursuit that ended in Murfreesboro.

Officials with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation began Friday after crews responded to a structure fire on Armstrong Road in a very rural area of Wilson County.

After speaking with the homeowner’s family members, investigators began searching for 38-year-old Alan Mooney Jr. in connection with the incident.

Mooney was later spotted driving along Highway 96. When officials tried to pull him over, they said Mooney drove away at a high speed.

The pursuit continued south into Rutherford County, until the suspect wrecked his vehicle on Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro. He was taken into custody and booked into the Rutherford County jail.

Saturday morning, investigators found human remains at the scene on Armstrong Road. The victim's identity was not immediately known. 

Mooney was booked into the Rutherford County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, evading arrest and resisting arrest. He has been held in lieu of $90,000 bond. 

Officials said more charges are expected to be filed against Mooney in the incident.

Meanwhile, Mike Davis, a man who said Mooney hit him at the intersection just before he wrecked his vehicle in Murfreesboro, said he's lucky to be alive. His car sustained serious front-end damage.

 "I'm ready to go, but I want it to be the Lord's time to take me, and not taken by somebody who's an idiot," Davis said, referring to the driver of the car who prompted the chase.