Texas woman accused of burning 2 homes jailed on $300K bond

Amber Leigh McGehee, 30, of Hawkins, is suspected of burning an occupied home and an empty home in the Enchanted Lakes subdivision in Smith County on Dec. 20. (Jail photo)
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SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) A woman accused of burning two homes has been booked into the Smith County Jail.

Amber Leigh McGehee, 30, of Hawkins, is suspected of burning an occupied home and an empty home in the Enchanted Lakes subdivision in Smith County on Dec. 20.

She is charged with arson/intending to damage habitation or place of worship.

Her bond was set at $300,000.

According to the fire marshal’s office, at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 20, firefighters and the fire marshal responded to the 23000 Block of Dogwood Trails in the Enchanted Lake subdivision, in Northwest Smith County, to investigate a structure fire.

Two different residences were found to be on fire at the same time when the fire marshal arrived.

Both fires have been determined to have been intentionally set.

McGehee was being held in the Wood County jail on unrelated charges of having a child unrestrained in her vehicle and no driver’s license when the arrest warrant was issued last Thursday.

She was booked into the Smith County Jail on Friday.