Jonesborough police: Woman on ‘bath salts’ set fire in neighbor’s home
Jonesborough police arrested a woman Sunday on accusations that she set a fire in a neighbor’s home to get authorities attention after smoking marijuana and “bath salts.”
Teresa Robinson, 22, 201 Forrest Drive, was charged with arson and burglary.
In a news release, Jonesborough Police Department Major Natalie Hilton reported that police went to 303 Forrest Drive to check on a 911 hang-up call. As police approached, Robinson opened the door, and officers saw flames and smoke coming from the kitchen.
Police extinguished the fire and learned that Robinson had broken into the residence while trying to elude a man named “Timmy,” mistaking it for a friend’s home, according to the release.
Robinson told police she set fire to the residence by placing mail and calendar on a lighted stove eye to get the attention of police and fire and expedite their response. She also said she had been smoking marijuana and a synthetic bath salt named “Pump It,” according to the release.
Robinson was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center on a $20,000 bond.