41-year-old April Dawn Atwood of Taylorsville was arrested last Thursday (December 24) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She was charged with felony first-degree arson and misdemeanor injury to personal property.
Last Thursday at 4:21 a.m. deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a structure fire at a residence on Sain Road in Hickory. Deputies and Sheriff’s Investigators partnered with the Catawba County Fire Marshal’s Office in determining the cause of the fire to be Arson.
As the investigation progressed April Dawn Atwood was identified as a suspect. Atwood is an acquaintance of the Sain Road victim. She was arrested and bond was set at $15,000 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled for January 4, 2021.