FULTON COUNTY, Ga. (WSB-TV) – The man charged with starting the fire under the Interstate-85 bridge has been granted a bond, according to our ABC sister station, WSB-TV.
Basil Eleby was in the Fulton County courtroom for an arraignment Tuesday morning.
Police said Eleby set fire to an upholstered chair and that ignited materials under I-85. A case warrant said he told police he went under the bridge to smoke crack cocaine.
During the hearing, the judge granted $10,000 signature bond for Eleby, with restrictions.
The judge said Eleby must stay 1,000 feet away from the scene of the I-85 fire, remain in treatment, have random drug tests and have no contact with witnesses.