Decatur man faces first degree arson charge following fire on Westmead Drive

Decatur man faces first degree arson charge following fire on Westmead Drive
Martin Wayne Hicks (Source: Decatur Police Department)

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - A Decatur man was arrested Thursday following an arson investigation.

On July 30, the Decatur Police Department responded to a fire on Westmead Drive SW. The Decatur Fire Marshal determined the fire was started intentionally.

During the investigation, 36-year-old Martin Wayne Hicks was developed as a suspect and later charged with first degree arson.

Hicks was transported to the Morgan County Jail and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond, per Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Howell.

This fire is not believed to be connected to the recent arson investigation at Walmart.

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