Women arrested on arson, assault charges

Staff writer

Gasoline fueled a literal fire in an alleged disagreement that landed two Peabody women in jail last week.

A caller to Marion County Dispatch Aug. 16 reported that a female was pouring gasoline on grass and property and setting it on fire at a residence at 573 Old Mill Rd., south of Peabody.

Sheriff’s officer Derek Fetrow and Undersheriff David Huntley handled the disturbance.

Derian Britton, 18, of Peabody, was arrested for alleged arson for setting an air compressor on fire at the home of James Findley.

“Her mother, Tammy Britton, also of Peabody, showed up and an altercation ensued between Tammy and James “Jay” Findley,” Huntley said. “Jay Findley is the son of the property owner.”

Tammy Britton, 42, was arrested on allegations of assault.

Last modified Aug. 25, 2016

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