Woman sets fire to Rowan Co. home, motive unknown

- A China Grove woman has been arrested after deputies said she deliberately set fire to a home. 

The Rowan County Sheriff's Office and Fire Marshals Office said on Thursday, July 21 they began investigating a fire located at 1445 Pine Ridge Road, near China Grove. 

As a result of the investigation, the fire was determined to be deliberately set. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that Malinda Mauney, 37, of Old Linn Road, was the person who started the fire. 

She was arrested and charged with second-degree arson. 

Mauney was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.

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