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Fayetteville woman accused of setting fire to home while boyfriend slept

Posted December 8, 2014 9:03 a.m. EST

Donna Leslie Dixon-Parker

— A Fayetteville woman has been charged with trying to kill her sleeping boyfriend by setting fire to his mobile home, authorities said Monday.

Donna Leslie Dixon-Parker, 48, of 408 Perch Drive, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree arson. She was being held in the Cumberland County jail under a $600,000 bond.

Firefighters responded to a fire at a mobile home in the 6300 block of Camden Road in Fayetteville at about 2 a.m. Sunday after  a friend of 67-year old Bobby Bryant discovered him asleep in a smoke-filled room, authorities said.

Bryant was treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for smoke inhalation and released.

Investigators with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and the Stoney Point Fire Department determined a fire was started in a bedroom closet of the home.