Woman charged with arson after GT house fire

Eldon Walton, left, and Vann Webb lost all of their belongings in the fire. – PHOTO: JAMES WHITTAKER

Letecia Jarrett, 37, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday, charged with arson in connection with a house fire in George Town late last month.

The defendant is charged that without lawful excuse, she destroyed by fire a number of buildings and their contents at Cruz Lane on July 31.

Details allege that she either intended to destroy or damage the property or else she was reckless as to whether the property would be destroyed or damaged.

Further, the charge alleges that she was reckless as to whether the life of another would thereby be endangered.

Jarrett, of no fixed abode, was represented by attorney Amelia Fosuhene, who expressed an intention to apply for bail.

Crown counsel Greg Walcolm indicated that documentation relating to the case would be available later Thursday.

Magistrate Grace Donalds then directed that Jarrett be remanded in custody until Friday, Aug. 12, for the bail application.