Gadsden Men Arrested in Connection to Recent Arson

Two Gadsden Men are in custody in connection to a fire at a home earlier this month. Jimmy Leonard and Melvin Leonard are charged with arson. Investigators believe the two men are responsible for starting a fire at a home in the 900 block of Agricola Avenue on July 8th.

Officers recovered the remnants of a molotov cocktail from the scene. Detectives believe that an on-going dispute between the Leonards and a neighbor may be the motive behind starting the fire. Both men are in the Etowah County Detention Center with bond set at $100,000 each.


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