Monroe woman charged with setting multiple fires

A Monroe woman is in jail and charged with a series of arsons and property crimes that began over one year ago, deputies say. 

According to the Union County Sheriff's Office, Kimberly Ann Cox, 49, is charged with first and second-degree arson, two counts of burning personal property, breaking & entering, larceny, and misdemeanor larceny. 

On March 27, 2016, a house fire was reported at 2210 Ken Ryan Drive. Deputies said this home was occupied at the time of the fire and Cox was allegedly the person who alerted the homeowner about the fire.  

The homeowner and her pet escaped unharmed. The Union County Fire Marshal determined that the fire was intentionally set.

The day after the fire, the victim reported that someone had entered her home after the fire and stole cash and prescription medicine.

While following up on leads, detectives questioned Cox on April 4, 2016. Later that night, a fire was set at an unoccupied home located at 4903 Duncan Road and a vehicle was set on fire at an adjacent building located at 2204 Ken Ryan Drive. 

In addition to the above incidents, detectives revisited a vehicle fire that occurred at 2210 Ken Ryan Drive on March 26, 2015 as well as a Breaking, Entering and Larceny occurring at this same address around July 4, 2015.  Money and prescription drugs were stolen on that occasion. 

On Friday, April 8, 2016, detectives questioned Cox again about these events and she admitted to starting these fires and stealing the cash and drugs in the above noted matters. 

Detectives are still looking into a series of dumpster fires and property crimes that occurred in the area of Ken Ryan Drive beginning in 2014. No one has been charged in these matters.

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