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Granite Falls woman charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Arson, 2nd Degree Arson and Insurance Fraud

Grecia Leann Barlowe

LENOIR, NC (June 28, 2019) — On 06/27/2019, Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office placed Grecia Leann Barlowe, age 48, of 5025 Grace Chapel Rd. Granite Falls, North Carolina under arrest in connection to two fire that occurred in two residential locations on two separate occasions.  The lengthy investigation consisted of multiple agencies including the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, the State Bureau of Investigation, Caldwell County Fire Marshal’s Office, the North Carolina Department of Insurance, the Little River Fire Department, the Grace Chapel Fire Department, and the Granite Falls Fire Department.

Mrs. Barlowe was charged with, one count of 1st Degree Arson and 2 counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder for an incendiary fire that occurred at 6102 Log Cabin Pl. Lenoir, NC 28645 on May 23, 2019.  Mrs. Barlowe was given a $300,000.00 secured bond on these charges with a first appearance date of 07/01/2019 at the Caldwell County Court House.

Mrs. Barlowe was also charged with one count of 2nd Degree Arson and Insurance Fraud for an incendiary fire that occurred at 5025 Grace Chapel Rd. Granite Falls, NC 28630 on 07/03/2018.  Mrs. Barlowe was given a $200,000.00 secured bond on these charges with a first appearance date of 07/01/2019 at the Caldwell County Court House.

“I applaud the cooperation of all agencies involved in working on this case and I am also very appreciative of the hard work from each member of the investigation” – Sheriff Alan C. Jones