A Nashville woman is being accused of arson – police say that she set fire to a home because she wasn’t invited to a party. Police arrested Shameka Howse last week and charged her with vandalism, aggravated arson and reckless endangerment/assault with a deadly weapon.
The Metro Nashville Police Department released a statement saying Shameka Nashville home on June 28 and started screaming about not being invited to a party at the house.
According to an affidavit from the Metro Nashville Police Department, Howse and an unidentified man pulled up at a house on North 29th Avenue in Nashville on June 28 and when she began screaming about not being invited to a party at the house.
When the people in the home wouldn’t let her inside, she allegedly told them she was going to set the house on fire.
Police claim Shameka then walked back to the truck, pulled out a jug of lighter fluid and started pouring it over the front window of the house. Police says she then took a butane lighter and lit a fire.
Shameka and the man both sped off as the three people inside worked to put out the fire.
The blaze was extinguished before it caused any serious damage. No one was hurt.
Shameka is being held on a total bond for $45,000.