Charges have been filed against a Lexington woman. According to a press release from the Lexington Police Department, Shawna Jobe was taken into custody yesterday and faces charges of felony stealing and theft of property valued at more than $25,000, as well as making a false police report. The case began several months ago when the Missouri State Fire Marshal, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, and Lexington Police Department began investigating a series of suspicious house fires and two vehicle fires. Late last week authorities were called to investigate an alleged assault. Jobe claimed that she had been attacked and set on fire by three suspects. Jobe is being held on a $100,000 cash bond and further charges are expected to be filed.
The Missouri State Fire Marshal, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and Lexington Police Department conducted an investigation of a series of suspicious house fires at a residence in Lexington Missouri. This also includes two suspicious vehicle fires at a church with a daycare for children. Lexington Police also had a call to respond to assault call. Victim stated she was brutally attacked by three suspects. Officers noticed that some of her hair had been put on fire and she had two black eyes and scratches on her face. Suspect Shawna Jobe was taken into custody by Lexington Police yesterday and charges sent to the Lafayette County Prosecutor. A warrant was issued today on Shawna Jobe for B Felony Theft/Stealing (value of property of services $25,000 or more) and B misdemeanor making false police report. Bond was set at $100,000 cash or surety. Further charges are expected to be filed on suspect.