MONROE, Ga. — The owner of a home that caught fire Wednesday morning has been charged with arson.

Lauren Ann Macke, 28, was served with a second-degree arson warrant after her arrest earlier in the day.

Walton County and Loganville firefighters arrived at her home at 5262 Meridian Lake Drive in unincorporated Monroe before 8 a.m. to call of a fire. It was extinguished quickly, and within hours investigators ruled it was set intentionally.

Macke was arrested at her home on charges of possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear on a Probate Court matter from 2020.

She remained in the county jail Thursday morning with no bond set.

County tax records show she received the 1,500-square-foot home in a deed of gift in 2018.

Walton County Fire Rescue, the state fire marshal’s office and Walton County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the investigation.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.