MFD: Suspected arsonist wanted for Glenview house fire

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department is searching for a suspected arsonist.

Albert Edmond, 36, is wanted for arson after Memphis Fire Department said he set fire to a home in the Glenview neighborhood.

MFD responded to a house fire on Waverly Avenue near the intersection of South Willett Street on Saturday, May 12 at 2 a.m.

MFD said Edmond intentionally set fire in a bedroom, causing more than $21,000 worth of smoke, water, and fire damage.

A neighbor said Edmond used to live in the house with his girlfriend, who has six children,, but they moved out a week or two before the fire after some kind of dispute between.

It appears the girlfriend and her children were not in the house when the fire was set.

Edmond has other warrants for his arrest besides the arson warrant.  In January, a warrant was issued for his arrest for a domestic assault charge, and in April, another warrant was issued for another domestic assault charge.

"Very scary because my folks been in this neighborhood for years and we've never had a problem. Everybody around here is close knit family," a neighbor, who asked not to be identified, said.

If you have any information regarding this incident, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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