Selma woman arrested for arson

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Times-Journal City Editor

Firefighters responded to an apartment fire at 1201A Tremont St., the home of Gavin


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Wilson’s apartment was allegedly set on fire by his girlfriend, Lela Mae Moore, 45-years-

old, of Selma.

Police reports show she was arrested on the scene.

According to fire department officials, the call came in at 6:28 p.m., on Sunday. The first

unit arrived on the scene at 6:33 p.m.

While the second-story wood frame apartment suffered major damage, the rest of the

building sustained only minor smoke damage.

Moore is being charged with first-degree arson.

She’s currently being held at the Dallas County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

The case is being investigated by Selma Police.

In certain situations, fire officials said, the state fire marshall would investigate the case.

Usually in

the event of a death or extensive property damage.

There were no injuries reported in this case.

Fire fighters also responded to a house fire on Lauderdale Street yesterday.

The home belonged to Robert Womack.