Husband of missing woman arrested for arson, case considered sep - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Husband of missing woman arrested for arson, case considered separate

Randall Freeman (Source: SCSO) Randall Freeman (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The husband of a missing woman was arrested for a case separate from his wife’s disappearance.

Randall Freeman, 31, is charged with aggravated arson after police said he set a house on fire with five family members inside.

All five of the family members were able to escape from the home without injury.

Security video shows a man in a white Ford van pull up to the home and throw a burning object through a window, lighting the house aflame.

Police said Freeman is the man on the footage.

Freeman’s wife, Keila Freeman, has been missing for days. Investigators said her disappearance is only being investigated as a missing persons case, but the homicide team has also been investigating as a precaution.

Keila was reported missing by her parents Tuesday after she did not show up for work. 

A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said Freeman's husband Randy said he last saw his wife Monday night.

"He said she put her pajamas on around 10:00 (p.m.) and that he went in the back to watch TV and fell asleep," the neighbor said. "He woke up at 2 a.m. and she was gone and her cell phone were gone. The garage door was up and her keys were in her car."

On Tuesday, police arrived in force with yellow crime scene tape and spent hours in the neighborhood, but revealed very little about their activities. Neighbors said police returned early Wednesday morning and they took a Jeep, but later brought it back.

Neighbors said Keila Freeman counseled prisoners. Randy posted on his Facebook page that he works with Binghampton Development Corporation. 

Friends have put up flyers, hoping for her safe return. 

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