Man sets room on fire at Rocky Mount motel

On Tuesday 6/12 around 10:25am ALVIN LEE WHITAKER 62, set a laundry basket on fire in a room at the Motel 6 at 1379 N Wesleyan Blvd in Rocky Mount. The fire damaged the carpet and parts of the room. WHITAKER was placed in Nash County Jail and charged with Arson and Injury to Personal Property. He has a $20,000 bond.