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Former Wilson Bar Owner Arrested For Attempted Arson Of Another Lounge

Posted February 2, 2006

— A former Wilson bar owner faces multiple charges in an attempted arson at another establishment.

Authorities have arrested 79-year-old James Williams and charged him with one count of burning of an unoccupied building and one count of felony conspiracy in the attempted burning of Oscar's Lounge on Jan. 6.

Another man -- Anthony Lehonn Clark -- was arrested on an arson charge on Jan. 13.

According to investigators, the owner of the lounge arrived at work on Jan. 6 and found evidence that someone had attempted to set the building afire.

Investigators said that they learned through the investigation that Williams -- the former owner and operator of Jimmy's Restaurant and Lounge -- conspired with Clark to burn Oscar's Lounge.

Williams was placed in the Wilson County Jail under a $250,000 bond after his arrest. Wilson is also in the jail under a $15,000 bond.


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