Several Families Displaced After East CLT Arson

CHARLOTTE, NC– Several Charlotte families can’t sleep in their own homes tonight after police say someone set fire to an East Charlotte apartment building.

Police arrested Shontavia Gingles. She’s set to appear in court tomorrow to face charges of First Degree Arson.

Police say Gingles set fire to her apartment at the Timbers Apartment Complex on Magnolia Hill Drive sometime between 11 AM and Noon on Monday.

Eight neighboring apartments have damage, displacing 18 adults and four children.  The Red Cross is helping them.