LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Authorities have arrested a man in connection with multiple arson fires on Wednesday.
31-year-old Zachary Blake Lambert of Greenhill (Florence) was charged with attempted murder of a peace officer, two counts of second-degree arson, second-degree attempted arson, domestic violence (menacing), menacing, resisting arrest and first-degree criminal mischief.
Lauderdale County Sheriff Joe Hamilton said deputies responded to County Road 8 in Greenhill to check reports that a man was setting multiple structures on fire.
The first officer at the scene reportedly saw a man pouring gasoline on a house. When the officer confronted the man, Sheriff Hamilton said the suspect picked up a compound bow and arrow.
The officer subdued the suspect and took him into custody.
Investigators believe the man set fire to a total of 2 mobile homes, 2 vehicles, and a shed.
St. Florian Police and Killen Police also responded to the scene.
Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office investigators and the state Fire Marshal continue to investigate.
Lambert is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center without bond.