A local man is currently in jail after allegedly setting fire at Piggly Wiggly in Scottsboro last Friday.

Lt. Scott Hamilton said Robert Davis Smith, 26, allegedly started a fire in the restroom after lighting paper towels in a trash can.

Store employees described Smith to authorities, who found him sitting on a bench outside the store.

“He said his intentions were to burn the building down,” said Hamilton.

Hamilton said damage consisted of floor tile and the garbage can.

Smith, who was charged with arson first degree, was taken to Scottsboro City Jail, and then transferred to Jackson County Jail. On Tuesday, he remained in jail on a $15,000 bond.

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