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Raleigh woman faces arson charge

Posted February 25, 2013
Updated February 26, 2013

— A Raleigh woman has been charged after police say she set fire to her home Monday afternoon.

Tyesha Michelle Page, 22, of 2123 Shenandoah Road, was arrested on one count of second-degree arson for the blaze, which broke out shortly before 1 p.m.

Firefighters arrived at the one-story home to find heavy fire and smoke billowing through the front windows and roof.

About 75 percent of the house was consumed in flames, authorities said. There were no reports of injuries.

During her first court appearance Tuesday, prosecutors said Page confessed to the crime, but they did not provide a motive.

She is also accused of burning her mother's 2011 GMC Terrain, according to a warrant for her arrest on a burning personal property charge. Prosecutors said flames from the house damaged the SUV.

Page was in the Wake County jail under a $150,000 bond Tuesday morning.

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  • godshelper Feb 26, 2013

    If she owns the dwelling then she can not be charged with first or second degree arson. Those statutes require the defendant to be someone other than the owner.

  • godshelper Feb 26, 2013

    "michael clay--- first degree if the bldg is occupied, second degree if otherwise..."
    my2cents-justsaying

    Then according to the story it doesn't add up because in order for her to be charged with second degree arson then the dwelling must be owned by someone else. In this case she is charged with burning her own dwelling which is not covered under NCGS 14-58. She should have been charged under NCGS 14-65. Burning Ones own dwelling. Class H Felony instead of a G class Felony.

  • my2cents-justsaying Feb 26, 2013

    michael clay--- first degree if the bldg is occupied, second degree if otherwise...

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Feb 26, 2013

    According to Wake Co. tax records the house isn't hers either. What a winner. I wonder who's really responsible for her actions. (that was sarcasm)

  • michaelclay Feb 26, 2013

    What constitutes first degree arson.