HOPE MILLS, N.C. (WNCN) – A 32-year-old woman was arrested Monday after deputies said she used lighter fluid in an attempt to burn down a home with an infant and man inside, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies were called to a home on Brooklyn Circle in response to a domestic dispute.
Responding deputies were told Lashaundra Rector sprayed lighter fluid in the home in an attempt to burn it down, the sheriff’s office.
A 3-month-old and adult male were inside at the time, deputies said.
Rector set fire to the adult male’s belongings.
Rector of Hope Mills was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree arson and burning of personal property.
She was held at the Cumberland County Detention Center without bond due to the assaults being domestic violence-related.
Rector received a $7,500 secured bond during a Tuesday morning court appearance.