The Alexander County Sheriffs Office announced today the arrest of 32 year old Crystal Rose Shumate on a count of 2nd degree arson and burning personal property. The charges are connected to a fire at a residence off Highway 16th North. The fire was reported on December 6th. Taylorsville and Sugar Loaf Fire Departments responded to the mobile home and found it fully engulfed in flames.
The County Fire Marshalls Office and the Sheriffs Office determined the blaze to be intentionally set and arrested Shumate last week. She is being held in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond and had an initial court appearance today in Taylorsville.