A woman on probation for a previous arson fire recently torched an RV in north Lake Havasu City, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s office. Agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said deputies and firefighters responded at 4:53 p.m. on June 28 to the fire in the 3500 block of London Bridge Road.
Carter said Vanessa Byrd, 40, and Mark Whitaker, 50, had been trespassing on the property. She said a witness told deputies that he saw Byrd running from the RV with a 5 gallon gas can before it was engulfed in flames.
Byrd was arrested for arson and she and Whitaker are also charged with trespassing.
Byrd had been placed on probation on April 7 for a residential structure fire last summer. Her defense attorney indicated that Byrd suffers from mental illness.