54-year-old Robert Lewis Vernon of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (August 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony attempted first-degree arson. Vernon was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility, inmates from Caldwell have been placed there due to COVID-19 cases in the Caldwell County Detention Center. His bond was set at $50,000 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled Wednesday (August 11).