White Arrested for Burning Mobile Home

A Summerville woman was arrested over the weekend on charges of first-degree arson after she admitted to burning down the mobile home she lived in with her adult daughter.

According to a report from the Summerville Police Department, police responded to a residential structure fire on Givens Street on Saturday morning, shortly after 7 AM.

When they arrived they found the suspect, identified as forty-six-year-old Tracy Leona White in the street arguing with her daughter.  At one point during the conversation with responding officers White admitted to setting fire to the mobile home.  Officers asked White why her daughter was saying she burned the trailer down; to which White replied “Because I did!”.  The conversation was captured on an officer’s body camera.

Summerville Police notified the owners of the trailer and booked White into the Chattooga County Jail on first-degree arson charges.