Fort Payne man charged with arson

Allen Tyrone Bailey

Bond was set at $200,000, and the investigation is ongoing.

Posted: May 17, 2019 2:07 PM

The Fort Payne Police Department has charged a man with arson after a house fire.

Allen Tyrone Bailey, 45, of Fort Payne was arrested May 9 for first-degree arson, according to the police department.

The department said it and the fire department responded April 8 to a fire in the back porce area of a home in the 1000 block of Godfrey Avenue S.

An investigation followed, and Bailey was identified as a suspect. Police said Bailey was in the DeKalb County Detention Center on unrelated charges when he was charged in the arson.

Bond was set at $200,000, and the investigation is ongoing.

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