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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Michael Knight
For Immediate Release
Friday, April 16, 2021

ATF Offers Reward in Fire Resulting From an Incendiary Device

ATF and Wilson County Sheriff’s Department seek public’s help in fire investigation

LEBANON, Tenn. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the placement of an incendiary device at a residence in Lebanon, Tenn.

On April 6, 2021, an incendiary device was placed at a residence resulting in a fire causing significant damage to the structure. There were no reported injuries even though the owners of the residence were home at the time of the incident.  The Wilson County Sheriff’s Department responded to the incident and notified ATF. ATF and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department is offering a reward up to $2,500. Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), or the Wilson County Crime Stoppers (615) 444-5245.

Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting

“ATF works closely with our public safety partners in the area of violent crimes that result from the use of fire and explosives to cause these incidents.” ATF Special Agent in Charge, Mickey French said, “ATF’s partnerships will leverage investigative resources combined with community partnerships to solve this case.”

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving violent crimes by the use of fire and explosives.  More information about ATF and its programs is available at


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