Loudon man charged with starting fire outside rescue ministry
wbir.com-A 61-year-old Loudon man faces an aggravated arson charge for setting a fire early Monday outside Knox Area Rescue Ministries on Broadway, according to records.

Kenneth Wayne Greene was being held Tuesday by Knox County authorities in lieu of Knox County bonds set at $10,500 and faced a hold on behalf of Loudon County authorities.

He's to be arraigned Jan. 23 on Knox County's aggravated arson and trespassing charges.

According to records, Greene had been told about 4:22 a.m. Monday to leave KARM property at 418 N. Broadway. He became upset and started a fire next to KARM about 7 feet from the front door, records state.

Authorities saw him putting plastic and blankets on the fire to make it bigger, the charge alleges.

Damage was estimated at about $3,000.

Earlier the month, according to records, Greene was charged with disorderly conduct after he caused a disturbance at the Pilot Flying J truck stop, 800 N. Watt Road.

According to documents, early Jan. 4 he tried to flood restrooms at the business, cussed at customers and setting off the fire alarm system

"(Greene) confirmed these statements, stating he had just been dropped off at the business by a neighboring county's sheriff's office, where he was picked up for the same thing," records state.