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Authorities: Arson conspiracy thwarted

Suspect being arrested behind a Centre automobile dealership. Seized truck, Jordan, Fire Chief Kevin Ware (black shirt) and Deputy State Fire Marshal Tommy Wiggonton (white ). Suspect being arrested behind a Centre automobile dealership. Seized truck, Jordan, Fire Chief Kevin Ware (black shirt) and Deputy State Fire Marshal Tommy Wiggonton (white ).

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CHEROKEE CO. (WSFA) - A 63-Year-old Cherokee County man was arrested Wednesday and charged with Solicitation to Commit Arson Second Degree and Conspiracy to Commit Arson Second Degree.

The arrest came after the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department received a tip that an area businessman was conspiring to have a local convenience store burned.

A motive for the arson was not released by the investigators.

Jeff Thomas Jordan, 63,  of Jordan Drive in Centre was ultimately arrested in the case.

Authorities say in addition to Jordan's arrest, $3,000 in cash and a 2008 Chevrolet pick-up truck were also seized.

Jordan was arrested without incident and placed in the Cherokee County Jail. 

Both charges against Jordan are Class C Felonies.

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If you have any suspicion of arson please contact the Alabama Arson Hotline at 1-800-654-0775. 

PHOTOS SOURCE: Cherokee County Sheriff's Department

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