Woman accused of threatening to burn down house

A 74-year-old Toms Brook woman was arrested Friday and charged with threatening to burn down someone’s house, larceny and interfering with the property rights of another person.

Maj. Scott Proctor of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office identified the defendant as Marleen Theresa Werner of 1111 Brook Creek Road.

Proctor said a homeowner, who is a former roommate of Werner’s, reported on June 25 that she had trespassed on his property in the 3000 block of South Main Street in Toms Brook and threatened to burn down the residence. She also stole some DVDs before leaving, Proctor said.

Proctor said sheriff’s deputies investigated the report and arrested Werner about an hour later without incident.

Werner was taken to the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail where she was later released on a $2,500 unsecured bond. She is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. July 17 in Shenandoah County General District Court.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com

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