76 Westfield Place damaged by Nov. 7, 2015 fire

Arson Investigation Fuels Arrest

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Lisa Michelle May (courtesy: SEOJ)
Lisa Michelle May (courtesy: SEOJ)

The investigation into the November 7, 2015, fire at 76 Westfield Place in Athens has lead to the arrest of Lisa Michelle May, age 34.

According to Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn, On December 16, 2015, Athens County Prosecutor’s Office investigators executed a search warrant at 70 Westfield Place with the assistance of the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office. May is charged with aggravated arson for allegedly setting the fire that displaced Lili Chandler and her family.

Blackburn also notes, “May was indicted by the Athens County Grand Jury on November 2, 2015 for two counts of Theft, which are felonies of the fifth degree.”

May is currently in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail with a $500,000 bond; her next court date is scheduled for Wednesday, December 23, 2015.