An Atlanta man accused of setting his parents’ home on fire last week was arrested Monday night, authorities said.
Brendan Middleton, 22, has been charged with arson, Atlanta Fire and Rescue Department spokeswoman Janet Ward said Tuesday.
Fire and Rescue arson investigators took Middleton into custody Monday night after he’d been on the run for a week.
A warrant was issued for his arrest on July 1 after he allegedly started a fire in the 1800 block of Greystone Drive in northwest Atlanta.
According to police, Middleton left the home sometime early that morning after having an argument with his parents.
He returned, forced his way into the home and used some form of an accelerant to ignite the home before fleeing on foot, police said.
He is being held at the Atlanta City Detention Center, awaiting a first court appearance.