Wake woman charged with setting fire to home with children inside

From staff reportsSeptember 6, 2013 

— Wake County sheriff’s deputies Thursday charged a woman with setting a fire at a two-family house on Old Stage Road while her four children were in one side and at three adults were in the other portion in July.

An arrest warrant accused Lisa Marie Finch, 27, of 12714 Old Stage Road of two counts of first-degree arson.

Deputies said her four children were inside one part of the one-story home, where the address is 12714 Old Stage Road, and three adults were in the other side – 12722 Old Stage Road – on July 17.

The charges did not indicate that anyone was hurt in the incident.

Finch was convicted in 2008 of a 2005 charge of being an accessory after the fact in an arson and given a suspended sentence and put on probation, state prison records show.

She was being held Friday in lieu of $50,000 bail for a court appearance.

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