Two Monroe County men have to pay $35,000 in restitution after they set more than 1,400 bales of switchgrass on fire.
Authorities arrested Damon Shaw, 18, and Brian McJunkin, 27 in March on three counts each of setting fire to personal property or land.
A judge granted the men judicial diversion last week. That means the charges will be removed from their records if they don't get into any more trouble within the next three years.
Shaw must pay $20,000 in restitution, and McJunkin must pay more than $15,000.
The fire happened at the Stokely Farm. The suspects told investigators they started the fires because they were bored.
The bales were worth about $50,000, and were intended to be taken to the Biomass Innovation Park in Vonore to be converted into ethanol.