Davidson County woman facing second arson charge


Jennifer Ruth Davis

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Davidson County woman who was previously charged with arson is now facing new charges.

Jennifer Ruth Davis, 32, of 491 Feezor Road in Lexington, was charged with one count each of felony first-degree arson and misdemeanor child abuse in connection to a Dec. 14 incident.

On Jan. 14, she was charged with second-degree arson for a different incident investigators say happened in November of 2013.

The new charge stems from an investigation the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office began conducting after Davis was arrested. Investigators discovered that a mobile home Davis had lived with her husband and their children on 1077 Elliott Road in Denton had also been damaged by a fire.

Personnel from the Davidson County Fire Marshal’s Office had responded and conducted an investigation to determine what caused the fire. After their investigation, the cause of the fire was undetermined but was considered to be suspicious.

During the most recent investigation, new information was developed and the 2013 case was re-opened.  As a result, Davis was charged with second-degree arson.

Davis was placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $50,000 unsecured bond in addition to her original $50,000 secured bond.

She is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 26.

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