Ga. woman tried to torch sleeping ex-boyfriend's home, cops say

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SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- An Effingham County woman is facing several charges after attempting to burn her former boyfriend's house down while he was asleep inside.

Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said deputies arrested Heather April Malphus, 32, of Springfield, on Tuesday at her residence.

According to sheriff's reports, deputies responded to a residence in the Pineora community about 3 p.m. May 29 on a report of a fire.

Upon arrival, neighbors reported a female attempted to set the residence on fire. Bystanders were able to extinguish the flame outside of the residence preventing the home from catching on fire.

Ehsanipoor said the incident happened following an argument between Malphus and her boyfriend earlier that day.

Malphus was arrested Tuesday and taken to the Effingham County jail, where she was charged with aggravated assault, arson, criminal damage to property and reckless conduct.

She posted a $53,000 bond Wednesday and was released.

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copperhead 06/09/11 - 06:33 am
That BAD man had to do

That BAD man had to do something to make this poor abused woman do this sort of thing. He should be arrested,it was NOT her fault!

stillamazed 06/09/11 - 09:12 am
Now that's what ya call

Now that's what ya call burning love.......

pommom38 06/09/11 - 12:24 pm
She was released, he best

She was released, he best have someone watching that house 24/7!
Lawd, what is wrong with people nowadays? Fight or not, you do something so stupid that causes you trouble. I'm sure your bf is laughing at you now :-)

Imzadi 06/09/11 - 11:11 pm
What is the old saying? God

What is the old saying? God hath no wrath as a scorned woman..... And everyone wonders why I gave up dating and decided to live alone the rest of my life !

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