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Piedmont Couple Arrested in Connection with Hokes Bluff Arson Case
Tuesday, October 16, 2018- 3:03 p.m. 
A Piedmont couple has been arrested in connection with a fire occurring at Pledger’s Mini-Storage in Hokes Bluff.
Michael William Vice, age 28 and his wife, 26-year old Courtney Danielle Vice – both stand charged with one count of third-degree burglary, a felony; one count of third-degree arson and one count of fourth-degree theft of property, both misdemeanors.
According to information in a news release from the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office – video retrieved from nearby stores along with witness statements, placed both individuals at the storage buildings shortly before the fire began. 
Their storage unit had been advertised as a unit to be sold at auction.
Both parties were booked into the Etowah County Detention Center with bond being set at $4,500 each; both have since bonded out.
Michael Vice is also a convicted sex offender according to that news release.