Malinda Mauney Arrested Friday and Charged with Arson for the July 21st House Fire on Pine Ridge Road in China Grove

Posted on July 30, 2016



RFP Staff

♦ Malinda Stokes Mauney, 37, of 625 Old Linn Road in China Grove was arrested Friday and charged with arson for allegedly setting fire to an unoccupied home being remodeled at 1445 Pine Ridge Road near China Grove. The home was heavily damaged by the fire on July 21st and called an arson by fire investigators soon afterwards. The home was being remodeled by the owner Steven Shuffler, 35, and Mauney who planned to make it their home.

The alleged motives and methods for the arson have not yet disclosed by the Rowan County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office who investigated the fire.

Mauney was charged with arson–2nd degree (felony) and burning of certain buildings (felony). Under a secured $20,000 bond, she was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center and has since been released on bond.

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