Monday, April 15

Woman Charged with Arson after Fire

ASHEBORO N.C. – A local woman has been charged with arson after a house fire near Asheboro this week.

On April 11th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Waynick Meadow Rd., Asheboro, in reference to a residential fire.

When deputies arrived fire crews on scene had already contained the fire. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, deputies had responded to two earlier calls at the same residence for arguments between persons living at the address.

One resident advised that she was inside when she heard someone beating on the outside of the residence and shouting that it was on fire.

The Fire Marshal’s Office, Crime Scene Investigators and Criminal Investigations Detectives responded to investigate.

That investigation led to Paula Lee Garner Faucette being arrested and charged with felony first degree arson. She was issued a $100,000 secured bond and her first appearance was on April 12th, 2023, in Randolph County District Court.

Paula Lee Garner Faucette

  • Felony first-degree Arson

$100,000 secured bond