Petal woman charged with grand larceny, arson of a dwelling

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - A Petal woman is in the Forrest County Jail following a Monday arrest in Mobile, Ala.

Samantha Joyce, 38 is charged with grand larceny and arson on a dwelling. Petal Police say Joyce allegedly committed residential burglary on West 2nd St. on March 3 and then set the house on fire using a flammable chemical. They say she knew the home owner and had been staying there of and on.

After the burglary, Joyce fled to Alabama. Warrants were put out for her arrest and  she was picked up by Mobile police Monday, May, 12 and transported back to Petal.

Joyce appeared in Petal Municipal Court Wednesday and was denied bond because she was already out on bond for a previous arrest.

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