New Details: Home That Burned Near Arab Belongs To Convicted Officer

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Just before 1 a.m. Monday, fire crews responded to the scene of a house fire just south of Arab.  We have now learned that home belongs to a former police officer who was convicted of ethics violations a few years ago.

The fire sparked at the home at 2916 Highway 231.  The Arab Fire Department and Joppa and Four C Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the blaze.

The home belongs to Shane Alldredge, and is a complete loss.  The family was in Destin, Florida at the time of the fire.

Alldredge was convicted in 2006 of four ethics violations for soliciting sexual favors in exchange for dismissing tickets or reducing charges.  He served time in the Limestone Correctional Facility and was paroled in 2009.

The fire was so hot, it melted the side of the detached garage.  Investigators say it appears the fire started in a bedroom near an electric panel.  They are still looking into the cause.