Woman arrested on arson charge

A woman was arrested after police said she tried to set a Greenwood home on fire.

Greenwood police were called to a home in the 100 block of East Main Street twice Sunday morning.

The first call was because a window frame had been set on fire, but was put out by a resident. About an hour later, police were called again by a resident who reported that a woman was at the home with a knife, according to a Greenwood Police Department report.

When police came to the home, they found Keesha Brown, 25, Greenwood, outside the home with two knives, the report said.

Brown told police her ex was dating one of the residents of the home and said she had threatened to set a fire. The officer smelled gasoline on Brown’s clothing, and Brown said she had poured gasoline around the home and threw her lit cigarette toward it, the report said.

A resident of the home chased her down a nearby alley, and she pulled out a knife to defend herself, she told police.

Residents of the home told police a window frame leading to a bedroom with an adult and child inside had been set on fire, and was put out. One resident confronted Brown, who chased him with the knives, the report said.

Brown, 202 Academy St., Apt. 4, was arrested on a charge of arson.

She was held at the Johnson County jail on $60,000 bond.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.