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21-Year-Old Madison Man Charged with Burglary & Arson of Spring Hill Funeral Home

10/4/2013

October 4, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Madison Precinct detectives and Metro fire investigators Thursday night charged 21-year-old Steven Horner with aggravated arson and aggravated burglary for setting 17 small fires inside Spring Hill Funeral Home on Gallatin Pike during a September 8th break-in.  Damage to the building was estimated to be in excess of $500,000.  Stolen during the burglary were computers and other electronic equipment valued at more than $2,500.
          
Forensic evidence led to the identification of Horner as a suspect.  During an interview at the Madison Precinct last night, Horner admitted to the burglary and arson.
          
Horner is also charged with criminal impersonation and felony attempted child neglect.  When Madison Precinct officers arrived at Horner’s 1600 Comanche Run home to arrest him, Horner gave a fake name.  Officers found deplorable conditions inside the home where his seven-month-old daughter also lives.  There was a strong odor of urine and feces, as well as an apparent infestation of roaches, spiders and flies.
          
Horner is being held in the Metro Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

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Steven Horner