Woman Arrested For Attempted Arson

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at approximately 5:00 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office investigators responded to the Madison County Building Inspectors Office concerning a Barbara Tyson calling the building inspector and making threats toward him and an Officer employed with the Sheriff’s Office. Tyson called again while Investigators were present at the Inspectors office and they too heard the threats she made as she further advised that she was en route to burn the deputy’s home and then going to burn the building inspectors’ home. While investigators initiated cell phone tracking to locate the position of Tyson, other officers were assigned to the areas of the residences of threat. Deputy Chris O’Brian located Tyson on Seaboard Street, in Lee, as she was attempting to locate the Deputy’s residence. Tyson was taken into custody as she continued to make threats of bodily harm against a Sheriff’s Office Deputy. Barbara Tyson was arrested and charged with attempted arson. Additional charges are pending.

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