Drug-free Basil Eleby moves into new apartment

He went from arson suspect to getting his own apartment. Basil Eleby said he's changing his life.

Eleby found himself in the middle of a national story last year when a portion of the Interstate 85 overpass collapsed and caught fire.

Police charged the drug addict with arson, but Eleby always maintained did not set the fire.

Wednesday, the 41-year-old moved into his own apartment in East Point.

Eleby said he has been clean for eight and a half months and cannot envision ever going back to drugs and alcohol.

A judge agreed to transfer Eleby's charge to Accountability Court, where the felony will be dropped if he successfully completes an 18-month diversion program.