Dilworth Fire Ruled As Arson; Man Arrested

Thomas Knight

Thomas Knight

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Investigators have arrested a man they say set a fire in Dilworth Wednesday morning.

The fire was reported at a business on the 1900 block of East Boulevard near the entrance to Freedom Park, according to the Charlotte Fire Department.

East Blvd was closed while fire crews had the knocked down in the fire.

No injuries were reported.

Wednesday afternoon, police arrested Thomas Garrett Knight, 58, in relation to the fire.

Knight was charged with burning of churches, uninhabited houses, three counts of breaking and entering, two counts of larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods.

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