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Neighbors Message to Meth Lab Explosion Suspects; Nearly 75 left without Homes--Mikayla Lewis

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Two people are in jail, while nearly 75 are without homes and their belongings tonight. Metro Police arrested a Madison couple who caught their apartment building on fire, while cooking methamphetamine. The fire destroyed 8 units and damaged several others.

Metro Police say 27-year-old, Kelly Wakefield and her 22-year-old boyfriend, Michael Drury have previous convictions of robbery, burglary and theft. The couple received minor injuries during the fire.

The initial shock of other residents losing their Alta Loma apartments is not extinguished as quickly as the fire on Saturday. Some tenants lost everything.

Indriana Pramono, tenant says, " My wedding ring, my birth certificate, title of my house in my country , my certificate for school."

Indriana Pramono and her husband, Imam also lost nearly $5,000 in cash. The couple was planning to purchase a car today and move into a new home this week. The money they were going to use is now a pile of ashes.

Imam Pramono says, "We packed everything and were ready to move and suddenly  this happens. We lost everything."

The Pramono's still have their 3-month old son, Rory and came to a nearby American Red Cross Disaster relief shelter.

Bobby Young, Red Cross Nashville says, " I put myself in their shoes and what it's like to not have any place to go."

Tenants are unable to see if anything is salvageable.

Jonathan Stevens, tenant says, "The owners don't even care. We went there  today and they called the police on us and had us escorted off the property. We didn't even do anything."

Stevens' a girlfriend, Krista O'Daniel is due to give birth to her second child at any moment.

Krista O'Daniel says, "I gotta take my children to the doctor, and myself  and us to make sure it's not in my system. They definitely should have been charged with child endangerment. "

Metro Police say the suspects admitted to manufacturing and using meth in their apartment.

O'Daniel says, "The office had several complaints about them."

The apartment managers declined Fox 17's request for comment. In the meantime, residents have a message for the suspects.

Imam Pramono say, " Care about other people."

O'Daniel says, "You are in jail, you have roof over your head, three meals, and place to lay your head and we don't so thank you for nothing."

The American Red Cross is in need of donations to continue providing relief assistance. Click here for more information.

Follow Mikayla Lewis on Twitter @MikaylaFox17.


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