Woman allegedly stole dog and set fire to wrong house in revenge for ex-boyfriend

A 49-year-old woman was taken into custody on suspicion of arson after she allegedly tried to retaliate against her ex-boyfriend by setting fire to the wrong house.

According to the records of the Rowan County Jail, Christie Louise Jones was booked on charges of arson in the first degree, assault with a deadly weapon, and theft of horses, dogs, mules, swine, and cattle. Her bond was set at $101,500.

As per WBTV-television, on Friday, July 22, at roughly 7 a.m., an occupant in Gold Slope was cautioned by their neighbor that a lady, later recognized as Jones, was remaining outside and showed up as though she was attempting to set their home ablaze. Jones supposedly set the yard on fire and left a heap of wood on it. The oil from her chain saw, which they believe she used to start the fire, was reportedly found by investigators.

According to Queen City News, the male homeowner went outside and saw Jones holding one of his dogs at the end of the driveway. Supposedly, he went inside to get a gun, but she ran away.

According to Queen City News, Jones allegedly intentionally set the fire next to the homeowner’s propane tank in order to cause a larger explosion. A man inside the house reportedly went into the backyard to get his firefighting hose, but when he got there, he saw that sealant had been poured on it, making it impossible for water to escape.

The man additionally apparently saw his over the ground pool had been sliced and water had spilled out. He noticed that his children’s shoes were still on the porch, but the shoelaces were all gone. Jones supposedly utilized the shoestrings to make a rope for the canine as she left.

As per Sovereign City News, a man went to the home later in the day and said the suspect matched the portrayal of his ex, Jones. He claimed to own farmland in the area, but he was unsure why Jones allegedly targeted this particular residence. The property holders apparently know about Jones’ ex, however not Jones.

WBTV reports Jones could have to deal with extra penalties. The harm apparently sums to about $20,000.

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