Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Barricaded with Flames and Fury

October 23rd, 2023, Samantha Spurgeon woke to the smell of lighter fluid and threats of fire.

LCSD Sergeant Todd Webb, along with Deputies Samantha Clemens and Ben Moore were dispatched to 151 Justwood Lane for a report of a male subject pouring lighter fluid on another's belongings.

Upon arrival, the deputies spoke with Samantha Spurgeon, owner of the house, who stated that she was asleep and had woken up to the smell of lighter fluid. Spurgeon alleged that Michael Wayne Melton had poured lighter fluid over her belongings and was saying he was going to set it on fire. Spurgeon stated she trie...


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