Smithfield woman charged in Suffolk house fire

Published 10:27 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2022

A Smithfield woman has been charged in connection with a fire at a Suffolk home Monday morning.

Timika Andell Giles, 46, was arrested and charged with threat to burn and arson related to the fire in the 100 block of Woodrow Avenue.  

She was being held Tuesday night at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

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The home sustained heavy fire, smoke and heat damage in the fire. Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to the 100 block of Woodrow Avenue, located off County Street south of downtown, at 6:10 a.m. Monday and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the home. A single occupant had evacuated prior to firefighters’ arrival and was unhurt.

A city incident report listed the victim as Terrance Dempsey Butler, 41.